I'm giving a presentation at BayCHI
a PDF of the presentation is available here:
The Evolving Design of OPEN Social Sharing Networks: Bookmooch, Magnatune, and the Future of Shared Passions
John Buckman, Creative Commons, Bookmooch, and Magnatune
Bookmooch.com, founded in 2006, was designed as a place where people could share their enthusiasm for books and ensure that books end up in the hands of appreciative readers. John Buckman's presentation will cover the global dimensions of the mooch network, and the continuous improvements being made to the site. The Bookmooch toolbar was an early UI tool to integrate Amazon data, while guiding people toward sharing through the Bookmooch community. John will discuss UI challenges and opportunities, and the challenges of listening to the global community of moochers for enhancements in the site's function. Connections with Magnatune and Creative Commons will also be discussed.