Kindle firmware 3.1 : ‘Public Notes’

Volgens het [b]Amazon[/b] artikel [url=]Kindle Software Update Version 3.1 — Early Preview Release[/url] , zijn de voordelen van ‘Public Notes’ :

[quote][b]• Public Notes[/b] — This feature lets Kindle users choose to make their book notes and highlights available for others to see. Any Kindle user — including authors, their fans, book reviewers, professors and passionate readers everywhere — can opt-in to share their thoughts on book passages and ideas with friends, family members, colleagues, and the greater Kindle community of people who love to read. (…)[/quote]
Echter volgens het [b]TeleRead[/b] artikel [url=]How Kindle’s new Public Notes could change the way we read ebooks[/url] , kan ook dit het gevolg zijn :

[quote]Take for example a book on American politics, not because that kind of book is fun to read, but because such a book always has two characteristics: a strong point of view that practically begs for counter arguments, and debatable errors either in actual facts or in the interpretation of them.

With Public Notes, now a noted public figure of an opposing political bent can read and annotate a Kindle edition of a new book by someone on the other side of the argument, and the reading public can tune into that person’s highlights and notes from within the original text.[/quote]
Maar , zoals in het 1e kommentaar van [b]Lenne[/b] bij het [b]TeleRead[/b] artikel staat :

[quote]And thankfully we’ll be able to turn off this annoying “feature”.[/quote]