Monday, February 15, 2010

Stamping out homophily at LibraryThing

LibaryThing, bravely acknowledging the homophilic tendencies that such communities encourage, has a feature called the tells you what books are least likely to appear in personal libraries that contain the book you happen to be reading. Seems to work just dandy - I entered Nabokov's astonishing Lolita, and the UnSuggester unsuggested The Passion of Jesus Christ: Fifty Reasons Why He Came to Die by John Piper. (naturally, LibraryThing also has a Suggester).

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