13 January 2009

Tuesday Things

Tuesday Thinger: Common Knowledge
Welcome to another week of Tuesday Thingers! We always love to hear from regular participants as well as new people.Today's question: A few weeks ago, someone told me about the Common Knowledge feature of Library Thing. The statistics and basic information can be found through a link at the bottom of any page. Currently there are over 869,540 facts that have been entered. How do they get there? We add them! It took me a while to figure out that you enter them from the book or author page. When you have a book or author page pulled up, if you look at the left hand side, there are a bunch of links you can choose from. One of them is Common Knowledge. If you click the link, it will bring up a section where you can add facts.Have you ever looked at the Common Knowledge page, or viewed the history of changes/additions? If you were aware of this section, have you added any information? Do you find this information useful or interesting?

My Answer: I had noticed the Common Knowledge fields and find it fascinating. I often look to see if anyone has added any content, but I had never posted anything myself. I looked at some of the other answers this morning and was inspired to include the dedications for books that I add to my library. What a great idea! Imagine how many details we could add!

One of these days I am going to have to upgrade to a paid membership so that I can add all of my books. Do most of you have paid memberships or free? The cost is so small for so much value. It seems that when I have the money, I don't have the time! But more likely I don't have the money....I have too many dogs. If you want to see my newest editions, take a look here.



Jacquie Reaville said...

Beautiful puppies!

I have a paid account, the 200 book limit just didn't work for me, but as you say the price is so cheap why not go for it. I have a lifetime membership.

Jessica said...

I upgraded to a paid account and for me it's definitely worth it. I like having the freedom to add as many books as I like, and I think it makes me more involved with the rest of the LT community. When I'm not hindered by limits, I tend to spend more time on there doing things and adding my own updates. Just the organization it gives me was worth the cost, though. Extremely helpful!

jlshall said...

LibraryThing has been a wonderful way for me to get my personal library in order, even without all the interesting discussion groups, and freebies from Early Reviewers. I absolutely think it's worth upgrading to a paid account. An awful lot of entertainment for your hard-earned cash. Well, admittedly it's geeky entertainment, but still fun.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I've got a free membership. We don't have the extra money right now, and I'm only at 50 books right now, so I've got a little more time!! :)

I love the idea of adding something to the CK section when adding a new book to my library. . .

Thanks for participating in Tuesday Thingers last week! I've got this week's posted now.

Take care, Wendi