Began October 11, 2006 Amazon.com purchased it in August 2008 Headquarters: Seattle, Washington It is a private Online Book Company CEO: Josh Hug Competitor: Library Thing Website: www.shelfari.com History of Shelfari
Shelfari is a “social cataloging website” A user can build his or her own virtual bookshelf On Shelfari the user can “rate, review, tag, and discuss their books” Someone can ask for a recommendation or the user can recommend books About Shelfari
Go to http:/www.shelfari.com Username: Amy Y (Do not use your whole name) Can change once and after that it is permanent & appears on your profile A display name is what everyone sees You can have your real name that only friends can see If you send e-mails, then your real name appears All your friends can see your friends list if you wish; it can be edited Photo (you can edit your photo) Create Your Profile
Amy Y – member since Sept. 7, 2008 Contains your friends, groups, edits You can find your friends or Invite a friend Public Overview
Begin with a book search Add and edit book you are searching for Add the title to your bookshelf, which can contain books that you have read, books you are reading, books you want to read, and books that are on your wish list Rate the book – what do/did you think? Details – Date of purchase, Price, notes Tags – Science Fiction, History, Literature… How to Use Shelfari
What do you want to do next? Recommend Discuss Read reviews Add to group shelf If you enjoyed it, you may enjoy these books How to Use Shelfari, cont.