July 2, 2009:
BookGlutton.com, a Web site that permits readers to chat about books as they read, may be transforming a lone activity into a communal one.
The site was born out of co-founder Travis Alber’s desire to talk about books with friends who had moved away. Her solution? A Web site that allows multiple users to write in the margins of an online book.
“You can chat inside any chapter of the book, or you can click on any paragraph and attach a comment to it, and someone else can come past that point in the book later and respond,” she says.
The site has been getting a lot of interest from teachers….. Read more