Tuesday, December 13, 2005


John just wrote a post about how he likes Douban. Yeah, I signed up and added a few books too. And at first I think it's cool, but then looking at the tag cloud for similar site Reader² (Dan Brown? Orson Scott Card? Neal Stephenson? no thanks...) I wonder if all this aggregation isn't just a way to kill individuality, promote homogeneity. I imagine it's a danger. Of course, these things are only tools.


At Dec 17, 2005, 2:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said:


The main issue now is that there aren't enough users adding their books. Give it some time to build momentum, and you'll start seeing some interesting recommendations.

-John (sinosplice.com)

At Jan 20, 2006, 1:50:00 AM, Blogger Mark said:

It really does look interesting. I'll have to sign up for it during the new year break comming up.


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