Saturday, February 12, 2011

How Kindle’s new Public Notes could change the way we read ebooks | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

How Kindle’s new Public Notes could change the way we read ebooks | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics:
"With Public Notes, now a noted public figure of an opposing political bent can read and annotate a Kindle edition of a new book by someone on the other side of the argument, and the reading public can tune into that person’s highlights and notes from within the original text.

It’s a virtual annotated edition, and one that only exists temporarily. The author of the notes can remove them or disable public access to them at any time, or a reader can choose not to follow their annotations the same way I don’t follow certain celebs on Twitter."