I just received an email regarding a new feature of Findings.com. Admittedly, I had completely forgotten that I signed up for this tool a few months ago, but taking another look, it’s actually pretty interesting for literary-types. The basic concept is sharing quotes and highlights from e-books, which can be done via bookmarklet or Amazon Kindle. Like any other social network, you can follow others and see what they’re reading, as well as recently added books and quotes from everyone in the network. Findings also connects with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other sites so you can share with your existing networks. The email I just received was to inform me that they have added a new discovery feature that allows you to explore Findings in a Pinterest-like visual fashion.
Currently Findings only works with the web or Kindle, so I believe that is why I originally dismissed it, but with their discovery feature I may pop back now and then to see if anything catches my eye. I think the concept is really interesting, so if other e-reader apps would allow them to connect, and perhaps they if partnered with something like Good Reads, it would be a much more robust service and appeal to a wider audience.
Definitely something to keep an eye on!