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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Tue June 21st, 2011, 11:48 pm

I am still playing around with it, but I thought I'd mention for those who aren't aware of it. Go to kindle.amazon.com. Log into your Amazon account. You should see all of your kindle books (I have kindle for PC and some books I have sent directly to the PC until I'm ready for them). You can mark them as you wish, read, to read etc. You can also make your status and notes public or not.

What is very cool is that the highlights I have marked whilst reading (and this includes notes I make) show up on this page. It isn't always immediate, but they do show up. Very cool for saving stuff I want to use for review and/or discussions and I can copy and paste from my screen onto whatever I'm writing and save time and typos.

I'm not sure how much of these notes those not logged into your Amazon account will see, but I've attached a screenshot so you can see what I get with the highlights. Sorry, but I don't know how to make the attachment bigger for you :confused:
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Post by Vanessa » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 8:28 am

Yes, it is good, isn't it! Great to refer to.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Mythica » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 12:23 pm

Yeah, quick and easy access to my highlights and notes is great. The social aspect needs work though, people aren't really using it to "follow" others - at least, no one is following my profile and I'm not following anyone else: https://kindle.amazon.com/profile/Robin/90184

But you can link it to your Goodreads account so highlights automatically get added as quotes there and your "currently reading" and "read" shelves will sync: http://www.goodreads.com/user/kindle_settings

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Post by Misfit » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 12:34 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Yeah, quick and easy access to my highlights and notes is great. The social aspect needs work though, people aren't really using it to "follow" others - at least, no one is following my profile and I'm not following anyone else: https://kindle.amazon.com/profile/Robin/90184

But you can link it to your Goodreads account so highlights automatically get added as quotes there and your "currently reading" and "read" shelves will sync: http://www.goodreads.com/user/kindle_settings[/quote]

A mention at Goodreads was where I discovered this in the first place. I was interesting in the sharing aspect, but it seemed I had to link in into Facebook as well and I don't want to do that.

I agree, there doesn't seem to be much social aspect so far, but I'm happy to have the updates sitting there for me. I can always walk over to the PC and copy and paste onto GR from there.

Serious face palm moment here, but my feeble brain has just comprehended that the wireless needs to be turned on for the updates to travel to the Ammy page :o
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Post by Mythica » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 12:53 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]A mention at Goodreads was where I discovered this in the first place. I was interesting in the sharing aspect, but it seemed I had to link in into Facebook as well and I don't want to do that.[/quote]

That was originally the case - it picked up quotes by taking them from the highlights posted to Facebook. But that is not the case anymore - you just pop the URL for your Kindle profile into: http://www.goodreads.com/user/kindle_settings and it grabs the books/quotes made "public". But some people have been complaining that it's not working at the moment though.

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Post by Misfit » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 2:19 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]That was originally the case - it picked up quotes by taking them from the highlights posted to Facebook. But that is not the case anymore - you just pop the URL for your Kindle profile into: http://www.goodreads.com/user/kindle_settings and it grabs the books/quotes made "public". But some people have been complaining that it's not working at the moment though.[/quote]

Thanks, I will try that.

ETA: I already have the settings there. I'm thinking because I usually have the wireless off to save battery my stuff doesn't go. Oh well.
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