• BookTok?

    From August Abolins@2:460/256 to All on Tue Apr 13 22:26:52 2021
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    BookTok?

    I just learned of this. I don't know what to make of it.

    From https://www.refinery29.com/en-ca/book-reading-recommendations-tiktok

    "If you were starting to think that social media was filled purely with angry people shouting at one another for no reason, you wouldn?t exactly be wrong. But thankfully, in the depths of TikTok, there is a wholesome place reigniting faith in the internet. The name of this magical world? BookTok. A sanctuary for literature lovers of all kinds, the #booktok tag currently has over 4.4 billion views as creators discuss their favourite reads through video reviews, recommendations and book nerd memes.

    "BookTok looks set to only increase in popularity..



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  • From Andrew Alt@1:153/757.3 to August Abolins on Thu Jul 1 21:13:08 2021
    August Abolins wrote to All <=-

    Hi All,
    ...Greets from my Telegram app!

    BookTok?

    I just learned of this. I don't know what to make of it.

    From
    https://www.refinery29.com/en-ca/book-reading-recommendations-tiktok

    Regarding books, there's also bookbrainz.org which is apparently maintained by the
    same developers as MusicBrainz/the MetaBrainz community. I think it's pretty young
    yet - at the top of the site it says "Under development adventurous users, please test and add data! Give us feedback about bugs, glitches and potential improvements at MetaBrainz JIRA!"

    Though I don't know how well that site could compete with GoodReads.com, or why another book site is needed.

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Andrew Alt on Sun Jul 4 08:33:00 2021
    Hello Andrew Alt!

    ** On Thursday 01.07.21 - 21:13, Andrew Alt wrote to August Abolins:

    Regarding books, there's also bookbrainz.org which is
    apparently maintained by the same developers as
    MusicBrainz/the MetaBrainz community. I think it's pretty
    young yet - at the top of the site it says "Under
    development adventurous users, please test and add
    data! Give us feedback about bugs, glitches and potential
    improvements at MetaBrainz JIRA!"

    bookbrainz looks terrible. I think they want to be a cross
    between a wiki and reddit or something.


    Though I don't know how well that site could compete with
    GoodReads.com, or why another book site is needed.

    I concur. Goodreads is probably Goodenuff. ;)

    BookTok seems to be a silly fad. As many viral things begin by
    boastful claims.. people rush to check them out, thus boosting
    their virology, ..but then they drop dead after everyone gets a
    chance to see how bad they look.

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