I recently started using Goodreads to keep track of books I want to read and it has quickly become my favorite social platform.  I love that I can quickly find books through my friends as well as get recommendations based on books I’ve read and rated.  Thanks to Goodreads I’ve read more in the last several months than I probably have in the last several years.  I can’t wait to see this design become more common.  I love the idea of finding not just books, but anything, from food to home goods, based on my friends recommendations.  Rating systems of the future will need to take into account a person’s values and unique interests, not the average of others they don’t know personally.  Services like Goodreads are making that possible by allowing you to build a network of people around your interests. 

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