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If you're comfortable using a site just for books, I've always loved LibraryThing.com. They also have a tagging mechanism that I've used to keep track of books that are loaned out - e.g. tag them "loaned out" and "loaned to X" and then you can easily look at all books in the "loaned out" tag and see who has them.


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I really don't know something that would do something similar to this flow but you can try TasteKid and GoodReads. In Goodreads you should rate some books to have recommendations. In Tastekid you just need to write the book's or author's name.


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The easiest and best option for you, in my opinion, would be the Word Web App or Google Docs, which both offer multi-user editing and version control.


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There is a new site called GetGlue.com, which aims to do Netflix-like recommendations of all sorts of media, including Books. So far, the Books section is one of their bigger sections, along with Music and Movies. But they also allow you to rate games and other media/interests. I'm not from GetGlue, and I kind of hate their Google Chrome extension, which ...


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You can use OpenDB. You would need to host it yourself, but it should be easy to get running on any basic Apache+PHP capable computer. GoDaddy also offers it as an installable application on their hosting plans.


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I played around with books.google.com. It works great for keeping an online library. (You can find my personal library here.) There is also the Amazon Reading List Plugin for LinkedIn If you're a big LinkedIn user.


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Google Wave is actually quite a useful option for this. The Wave is the book - so the top will be the TOC Waves shows you what have changed since your last visit Everyone can make comments ( and they can be hidden too, great for readability ) - then also deleted when the comment has met is usefullness Spam...hmm not so sure.. you could only invite your ...


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On the books side of your question. I'd strongly suggest Goodreads. I used LibraryThing for a while but the site design is not great (a bit unintuitive) so I switched to Goodreads after it was voted top of Lifehacker's Hive Five and have been very pleased with it so far.


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There is a question about ISBN API also on Stackoverflow. They mentioned: Google Book Search API LibraryThing API GoodReads API Open Library Books API Full question here: What is the most complete (free) ISBN API?


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I did some preliminary research and came up with the following list: icheckmovies.com fffilm.com narvoo.com lunch.com flixster.com flickchart.com filmfresh.com filmcrave.com criticker.com imdb.com nanocrowd.com themovietracker.com None of these satisfied me. Spurred by this, a couple of friends and I have developed SeenTh.at Our plan is to blend a very ...


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Well, turns out it can be done very easily at http://www.shelfari.com/addbooks where there's an option Import Your LinkedIn Reading List. Clicking "Import" will bring you to an import view like this: There's a FAQ item about this too: Reading List (LinkedIn) Import. I just tried it and my books and reviews got imported just fine.


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Install FireBug Lite (a bookmarklet). Open up the cover of the page you want to view in Amazon. Press the bookmarklet. Press Inspect (top left of the bookmarklet) Press on the image. Underneath the highlighted line, you will see an img with a source attribute that starts with //sitb-images.amazon.com/ Navigate to the http:// version of this url (e.g. ...


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The thread you refer to is 76 months old as of today (3/19/2014), dating that post to 2007. It seems that the text stats feature was removed at some time during 2012. Curiously, Amazon's help page still mentions the text stats feature. Hovering over the cover of some* books with the "Look Inside" feature enabled will bring up a popup that offers some ...


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Calibre, as suggested & accepted over on this superuser thread. Also, it looks like another fast way to do it would be to make PDF's out of the pages with your favorite PDF making program, making sure to set the print preferences to fit your reader's screen size.


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Hunch does what you're asking for - asks for some questions about what you like and provides recommendations. Another webapp which provides recommendations based on what you've read is GetGlue


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Poppley Poppley is a website that matches the kind of thing you have mentioned. You can find new movies, discover what your friends have enjoyed and rate and review the movies you have seen. [Disclaimer: I helped to build Poppley and am a big fan of several of the sites in this genre!] If you get a chance to give Poppley a try, then feel free to add ...


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There's also Book Writer which let's collaborators/editors view content and add notes and changes and is specifically designed for people writing books (I know, there's a hint in the name). It's free and web-based and from the FastPencil people.


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Try the Viewbook jQuery plugin to create the flipping effect. Though it is not a ready-made web app, going by the usage instructions it should be easy to implement. There are also lots of examples available.


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There's proprietary software that offers this kind of functionality such as TurnPage but if you are looking for something a little less professional there are freeware programes around such as Flip Word.


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Zinio has lot's of popular magazines available. (It's currently down for maintenance.) It's mostly a paid service, but there are a few freebies.


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I like Open Library. It's a wiki, and they link to archive.org's on-line reader for any books that are available. Here's The Little Gingerbread Man as an example.


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I'd recommend WordPress along with the Commentpress plugin (and Akismet to handle spam). Commentpress enables paragraph-level comments and makes the table of contents evident. Here's an example: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/mcpress/plannedobsolescence/ Free download from http://www.futureofthebook.org/commentpress/ I'm not sure whether this ...


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I think WordPress would work great for this. You can test it out on wordpress.com and it should handle 1, 3 & 4 out of the box. When it comes to revision, you probably need a plugin like http://www.darcynorman.net/wordpress/post-revision-display/ to show older revision of posts. WordPress got a revision system, but its not presented to the user by ...


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Flickchart keeps track of the movies you've seen and the movies you haven't seen by way of giving you movie matchups to rank your taste in movies over time. After ranking films for a while. it will also tell you exactly how many films you've seen in your lifetime, and how much of your life you've spent watching movies.


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From what I could find so far, listal.com looks pretty good and allows you to manage various media types as well as record who you loaned each item to. Edit : An answer to a question I asked reminded that you could also use GuruLib : a lot of very good features, although I don't like it's design.


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There's LivingSocial. I've used their Facebook apps for music and books, but I've not gone into their site. The Facebook app has a good search so you can find all the titles by the same artist/author. It lets you rate items, add reviews and see reviews of others. It covers books, music, movies and videogames, all in one place.


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Ok. I found an easy way using Firefox 25.0.1 (newest version). It is a bit of a pain though. navigate to an amazon page. Example: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Camille-Womens-Ladies-Briefs-Three/dp/B00B1EW4YE/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ap_1 Select the picture you want. Hover your mouse of the small picture. The large image will rollover on the right. Right click. ...


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Here are steps to get an image at least 500px tall or wide. Right click on the image and choose "Copy image URL" (or your browser's equivalent). Open a new tab and past the URL into the address bar. Now delete all characters in between the first . of the file name and the jpg at the end. For example, this is the starting image url. ...



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