Twitter Offers Book Recommendations

Twitter Offers Book Recommendations

BookRx analyzes your social media account to give the most suitable literary suggestions.

Zachary Kraemer
  • 2 january 2013

Twitter users can now receive book recommendations from an online web app called BookRx. All users must do is input their Twitter handle and the app analyzes the handles tweets, hashtags, and mentions throughout their profile and compares them with pre-determined reading preferences.

The app, which was launched recently, is a product of Northwestern University student Shawn O’Banion, a third year PhD student, and his professor Larry Birnbaum. Working out of the university’s Knight Lab, the two collaborated to perfect BookRx.

O’Banion explains:

Twitter is really unique because it’s a stream of consciousness for the user. Typically you’re projecting an image of yourself on Twitter with the things that you say; while that might not be your true self, it’s actually who you want to represent on social media.




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