[Air-l] Social networking hobby sites

Richard Stevens stevensr at smu.edu
Wed Jul 18 15:53:57 PDT 2007

Another one:

For those who haven't seen it, GoodReads.com 
(http://www.goodreads.com/) is a social networking site built around 
evaluating books and writing reviews.

The back-end is tied to Amazon, so most books can be located (or 
added manually for the next person).


>I recently heard a wonderful presentation about a sewing site:
>It is commercially oriented, relatively new, and growing quickly. It 
>is expecting
>to make money through fabric sales but at present is in development and
>supports a wide community of sewers who adapt the Burda patterns. They have
>a creative commons approach to their patterns -- they can be used, modified
>and sold.



J. Richard Stevens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Journalism
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750113
Dallas, TX 75275

stevensr at smu.edu

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