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Sony Launches Words Move Me, A Literary Twitter Clone

In conjunction with today's announcement of a new wireless Sony Reader , the electronics giant also launched a literary clone of Twitter called Words Move Me . The site falls into the category of viral social marketing—there are links to the Sony Reader website and eBook store plastered on every page—and was pobviously rushed out before it was ready, but it shows some promise as a niche micro-messaging network centered around sharing quotes from books. The idea is very basic. You paste in passages up to 255 characters long, add the book title and author, and post it to your stream. You can also add tags. You can follow other people, or they can follow you. When you click on an author, a book title, or another user, you see more passages from that source that have been shared on Words Move Me. So far, so good. TechCrunch50 Conference 2009 : September 14-15, 2009, San Francisco
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