Kindle users will be able to post book passages to Twitter or as Facebook updates, as Amazon updates the device's firmware with ever more web-friendly features. Kindle users don't pay for their data usage, so Amazon isn't about to start encouraging web browsing on the e-reader, but the latest firmware does allow users to select …
"Kindle users will be able to post book passages to Twitter or as Facebook updates"
Wow, that's... great.
Text Uploading To PC Would Be More Valuable.
While this highlight and upload text feature to Twitter is "nice", what is needed more is a "highlight" and upload to your PC/LapTop so that the uploaded text can be used for notes, or other purposes.
All of the e-book readers are missing many fundamental features that students and researchers need to obtain a boost in productivity that justify the prices of these devices. Twitter allows only 140 characters. What is needed is to be able to upload a whole page.
The whole idea of "productivity" enhancement requires more commitment than we have seen in the current generation of e-book readers. This addition to the Kindle is a half-step to a feature (uploading selected text from an e-book) that would make the idea of a state-of-the-art e-book closer to reality.
Kindle uploads to Twitter
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Never mind cuddles
With books for the discerning mature reader, obtained second hand, a particular point of interest is where the book falls open naturally at this or that page, which is somebody's, um, favourite.
But that may not be the selling point that they emphasise...