Everything you need to know about Web 2.0 users…

Nothing like what LibraryThing users are really readingCan be found by looking at what LibraryThing users are reading (or have read): http://www.librarything.com/users.php

Just look at the top authors: J.K. Rowling (38,786), Stephen King (29,760), Terry Pratchett (28,551), J.R.R. Tolkien (23,010), Neil Gaiman (22,525), C. S. Lewis (21,971), William Shakespeare (16,258), Anne McCaffrey (13,127), Isaac Asimov (13,071), Jane Austen (13,061), Orson Scott Card (12,537), Douglas Adams (12,237), Robert A. Heinlein (11,947), Anne Rice (11,708)… the list goes on, and on.

OK, Jane Austin and William Shakespeare make it onto the list, but otherwise it’s me as a teenager. In fact, I’m sure I’d have enjoyed Jane Austin if one of her books had been lying around the house.

Will these people grow up to be opinion formers with their tastes intact, or simply grow up and move on?

(Rant over)

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About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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