New social technologies(for sharing, for collaborating, for discovering)+New reading interfaces(computer, smartphone, tablet, augm. paper)=Social reading technologies
3important things tounderstand aboutsocial reading technologies
-1-Social reading practicesare not new.Reading and writing are not solitary activities.There are many existing social reading practices.There will be more.
-2-Social reading technologiescan be used with both paper anddigital reading interfaces.Paper in not dead. Digital reading interfaces are nice. Thisdebate is a wrong one. We can have the best of both worlds.
-3-Social reading technologiesmay o"er an alternative tomachine-learning basedanalyticsData mining technologies will certainly create interestingrepresentations of our reading practices, but social readingtechnologies practices may o"er more relevant services.
WRAP-UPSocial reading technologies1. are based on existing practices2. work with both printed anddigital documents3. have potentially a higherpotential in terms of services thanmachine learning approaches