My Decision on the Goodreads Debacle
I’ve been pretty torn with the Goodreads problem, since there are features on it that are useful to me and don’t seem to exist on any other site yet. However, given Goodreads’ lack of response to user protest, it seems we must put our money where our mouth is, so to speak. If Goodreads doesn’t believe users will actually leave and take their books with them, then they won’t do anything. To that end, I’ve exported my books, deleted them from Goodreads and will patiently wait for BookLikes to finish importing (BookLikes says on their blog that the queue time will be shorter than the estimates btw). LibraryThing has a nice group feature and they have improved their user interface, so I’ll be poking around there as well.
While it’s entirely possible that BookLikes will pull the rug out from under us someday as well, I am happy to see this in their current policy: No text, review or any other post will be removed from personal webpage. They seem to be very happy to be considered the alternative to Goodreads in this regard. Hopefully they’ll add the functions that we are still looking for; I’ve heard a rumor that they are going to be announcing new functionality every Thursday, including an app this week *crosses fingers*.
So if you’d like to find my reviews somewhere besides on this here blog, here’s where to look:
Until everything is done importing, I’ll go back to keeping a spreadsheet of the books I’m reading etc, it’s not quite as fun, but it’ll work ;-).
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