More Social Reading Tools from Kobo: Launch of Kobo Pulse
Last week we pointed out Kobo’s announcement about its upcoming expansion of it’s s0cial reading platform, Reading Life, and that their social reading tools would be integrated with Facebook.
Today, more details and a name, say hello to Kobo Pulse.
With Kobo, every page of every book has a pulse – an indicator of social engagement driven by who and how many people are reading, what they are saying, and what they are thinking. Kobo Pulse™ allows readers to learn about the life of a book, connect with friends, share their sentiments, and engage in thought provoking discussions while reading any book. Kobo Pulse and your Reading Life are also integrated with Facebook.
“With Kobo Pulse we are capturing the zeitgeist of every book in the world, and enabling readers to be a part of it, to contribute to the life of the book, while reading,” said Michael Serbinis, CEO, Kobo Inc. “This is a revolution in books and how we read that will give readers exciting new ways to connect, discover content and express themselves.”
Kobo Pulse activity will show up in the new Facebook Ticker, and your Reading Life will be reflected in Facebook Timeline.
Kobo Pulse will be available for free initially in Kobo’s eReading App for iPhone and iPad users, and will be extended to Android, Kobo eReaders and additional platforms. The new Facebook integration features will roll out gradually over the coming months.
“We’re moving into an era where social eReading will change the nature of how and what we read,” continued Serbinis. “With Kobo Pulse, readers can get more out of reading. Books are now alive. The end is no longer the end. Readers get to participate, adding their voice, which actually lives within the reading experience itself through Pulse.”
Additional Details About Kobo Pulse and Kobo’s Facebook Integration in this News Release
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.