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Old 03-28-2013, 10:29 PM   #31
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I wonder if Kobo will still show Goodreads reviews on their site.
Google Books also uses Goodreads reviews. Hopefully they won't cut those out. Apparently Amazon also used to show Goodreads reviews, but stopped and formed Shelfari. I know Shelfari is currently being used for the Kindle X-Ray feature, so I'm not sure if they'll merge the two directly or not.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:01 PM   #32
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Although I'm predominantly an Amazon customer and a pretty heavy user of GR, I'm not overwhelmed with joy.

I can see some potential clever integrations between the two being handy (at least for me), but bottom line - I would have preferred GR to remain a neutral book-lovers' site.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:01 AM   #33
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Time to leave Goodreads I guess :-( What is the next best site that is still neutral?
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:22 AM   #34
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Review related?

Could this acquisition be related to the review war over on Amazon? They want more professional assessments for potential customers?
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:26 AM   #35
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:50 AM   #36
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I can see some potential clever integrations between the two being handy (at least for me), but bottom line - I would have preferred GR to remain a neutral book-lovers' site.
I agree with the neutral part. I'm still not sure what to think regarding the acquisition
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:48 AM   #37
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Have they made an offer for MR yet?
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:14 AM   #38
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I'm not real thrilled about this acquisition. I just looked up a book on Goodreads and the book immediately showed up on my Amazon account under "you recently viewed"
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:02 AM   #39
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Google Books also uses Goodreads reviews.
Same for the Sony bookstore as well.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:27 AM   #40
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Time to leave Goodreads I guess :-( What is the next best site that is still neutral?
Idk, I'm interested as well. Just left Goodreads.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:18 AM   #41
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I'm not real thrilled about this acquisition. I just looked up a book on Goodreads and the book immediately showed up on my Amazon account under "you recently viewed"
I'll try that and let you know.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:34 AM   #42
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:46 AM   #43
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I wonder if Kobo will still show Goodreads reviews on their site.
Here's an interview where that question is asked and answered.

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I'm not real thrilled about this acquisition. I just looked up a book on Goodreads and the book immediately showed up on my Amazon account under "you recently viewed"
Curious about this; are your Amazon and Goodreads accounts linked somehow?
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:46 AM   #44
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I'm not real thrilled about this acquisition. I just looked up a book on Goodreads and the book immediately showed up on my Amazon account under "you recently viewed"
Okay, so I tried it. I pick up a random title in a thread and looked up the book on Goodreads. Then I went to Amazon and it didn't appear on the "recently viewed" list. I have to say that I logged out Goodreads before heading to Amazon and I am using Ghostery.
I'll try again another time
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:56 AM   #45
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Here's an interview where that question is asked and answered.
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