Going for Glue
Would you believe that there is a website that was created for people who love books? Yes, even if it is largely believed that reading books has been phased-out because of the Internet, there are still groups of people who love to read books. These people canâ€™t resist smelling the fresh printerâ€™s ink as their hands flip through page after page of stories of love, betrayal, secrets and mystery. What the internet has given book lovers is a wider network for which to share good books and not-that-great books.
Getglue.com is Adaptive Blueâ€™s newest add-on free browser. It is downloadable and will automatically appear on your toolbar (everything seems to be effortless at Glue) once you are done installing it. Each time you check out a book, read an excerpt, or focus on reviews about it, Glue instantly posts it, telling others that you are looking into something interesting.
Connecting like-minded individuals is the essence of social networking. Social networking sites use different tools and complex apps to get people to be â€˜socialâ€™ to each other. Because of these, there are those who believe that social networking sites take up too much time. Not so with Glue. Glue is so simple you actually donâ€™t notice that you are doing social networking!
Adaptive Blueâ€™s Getglue.com is very easy to use. But it is so easy to use that there are fears that Glue is too automatic. Linkages are easy to do and you seem to have no privacy since everything you do and everywhere you go to on the web is broadcast online. Friends get connected to each other easily but it is also easy for those whom you donâ€™t have any intention of inviting them to follow you are going to find it easy to find out what you have been up to because of Glue.
With Glue, every time you drop by a website to check out a new book or read a review about it, you can be sure that your friends will automatically find out. Glue sends out a stream of updates so you automatically â€œspread the wordâ€ about what book you are eyeing. Whatâ€™s more, you will also discover a whole new treasure trove of friends who share the same interests as yours. Glue automatically connects book readers to their friends whenever they visit any popular book site like Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Whatâ€™s totally amazing is that your friends will know if you think the book is great â€“ and they can even give a line or two in reaction to it â€“ even if they are on another site.
Now how about sticking some Glue on your screen.
Originally posted on July 7, 2009 @ 11:44 am