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.