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BookWyrm is a Fediverse alternative to Amazon's GoodReads, letting you review books, share reading lists, discover new books and interact with other readers. You can follow at:

➡️ @bookwyrm

The website is at joinbookwyrm.com

There are lists of instances to join at joinbookwyrm.com/instances and fedidb.org/software/bookwyrm

You can follow BookWyrm accounts from Mastodon etc, for example @mouse

@FediFollows @mouse @bookwyrm Are there similar fediverse instances about other media than books, like movies, series, music, ... ?

@liwott @mouse @bookwyrm

Not that I know of.

A lot of people have mentioned wanting a BookWyrm for Film/TV reviews...

Are there any Fedi developers out there who would be interested in taking this on?

@FediFollows @liwott I would love that, to also be able to look up what my mutuals think about TV Series X before I get too invested, or bevor I overlook a hidden gem.

@neXtTech

Yup, Amazon bought Goodreads in 2013 😞

Goodreads don't mention Amazon at all on their "about us" page, but the privacy page does admit it:

goodreads.com/about/privacy

"Goodreads LLC is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”). The information we collect is subject to the Amazon Privacy Notice"

@FediFollows @mouse @bookwyrm I use library thing, it's older and more complete than good reads. Oh and it's only 20% owned by Amazon 😉

@fu @mouse @bookwyrm

LibraryThing is now 40% Amazon and also there's some investment company CIG which also has a minority stake 😢

@FediFollows @bookwyrm @mouse

Very interesting! Been looking for something like that.

How many users do they have so far? What accounts does it work with (Google? Twitter?)?

@jtr @bookwyrm @mouse

No no, it doesn't work with Google or Twitter, it is its own thing. The idea is to provide an alternative to all those "big tech" sites!

To use a BookWyrm site, you sign up on that site and log in.

But because BookWyrm is part of the Fediverse, millions of users on Mastodon etc can interact with your BookWyrm account.

For example, you can interact with the BookWyrm account @mouse from the Mastodon account you're posting from right now.

@FediFollows
Or conment in peertube without subscribe in other instances

My english is bad withouT translate


@jtr @bookwyrm @mouse

That barcode scanning function is fabulous (a bit finicky but still it is so useful).

@FediFollows @bookwyrm @mouse

@FediFollows @bookwyrm @mouse @bjonnh I was actually surprised that that functionality could be incorporated into a web app.
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