Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You Are What You Read

You are What You Read is a site created by Scholastic that is a social networking site for readers! 
The site has two parts- one for adults and for young readers

Users log on through existing social media accounts { Facebook, Twitter, etc.} and share the five books that made a difference in their lives, and connect with readers all over the world through these shared “Bookprints.”

The site contains the Bookprints of more than 130 "Names You Know" - 
notable people from entertainment, academia, business, media, publishing, and more - including Scarlett Johansson, Al Roker, Sir James Dyson, Venus Williams, Jodi Picoult, Malcolm Gladwell, Judy Blume, President William Jefferson Clinton, and President George H.W. Bush.

Once you are logged in to the site, you can:

  • Discover new books through an interactive web that shows how users’ Bookprints are connected
  • Find and connect with users across generations and from around the world to see the books in their Bookprints
  • Compare their Bookprints to those of the participating “Names You Know,” and find out if they share a book in their Bookprint with famous athletes, award-winning entertainers, world-renowned scientists, or iconic business leaders
  • “Favorite” other books they like and check out what similar users enjoy reading
  • See which books have been chosen as Favorites from around the world
  • Share a book in the real word through Pass It On, which encourages users to give a favorite book to a family member, a friend, or even a complete stranger

Here's a quick video to show how the site works:

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