Amazon Adds Social Media Integration to Kindle

The Associated Press reports that Amazon has updated its Kindle e-reader to include social media components. The Kindle 2.5 software is an automatic update which Amazon says has already been sent wirelessly to some owners and will be rolled out more broadly in late May. The update includes Facebook and Twitter integration, allowing users to share passages from books, magazines and other text they are reading on their Kindle with the Facebook and Twitter friends.

The new Kindle software will also let you share opinions and information on books with other readers. According to a post on the blog, you will now be able to rate certain passages from books and see which passages other readers thought were the most interesting.

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