[FoRK] Book Mooch

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> on Mon Oct 29 05:51:02 PDT 2007

On 10/26/07, Tom Higgins <tomhiggins at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://bookmooch.com/
>
> While reading Wondermark I saw a reference to BookMooch. I had a few
> moments between diaper changes and resumes so I checked it out. It is
> a site that does what it says and says what it does, points for that.
> You list books you want to get rid of, you are then told who to send
> them to. If you accept the job of sending the books you get points
> with which you can ask people to send you books they are getting rid
> of.
>
> And behold, I have two books packaged up to be sent and a book (jean
> shepherds Ferarri in the Bedroom) heading my way.
>
> http://bookmooch.com/m/bio/tomhiggins
>
> Like with ebay the big winner here is the Post System:)-
>
> Oh yeah, powers of social networks magnified by use...aint valuation
> just too cool ?

See also Library Thing, which lets you list your library and then
integrates with Book Mooch.

http://www.librarything.com/blog/2006/09/arrr-swap-books.php

Library Thing, generally, is fascinating; like wikipedia for books,
but with structure, leading to all kinds of interesting tie-ins.

Luis

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