Friday, June 17, 2011

Reading Awards

I remarked yesterday about the forced social participation in Kobo reading apps.  I should note that you can turn this feature off, but you can't partially use it.  You are either all in or all out.  One other annoying feature of this app is rewards for reading.  As you read, you get awards for finishing a book, reading so many pages, etc.  God, I hope this doesn't catch on.  The English teacher in me wants to say "whatever it takes to get somebody reading," but if you've already downloaded a reading app or bought an ereader, you're already a reader.  This was clearly designed by somebody who isn't.

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