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Tuesday Thingers

Today's question: Here is a list of the main areas of Library Thing:

1. Home (, before you log in)

2. Home (once you log in, contains Your Home, Your Profile, Connections, Recommendations, Reviews, Statistics, Clouds, Gallery, Memes)

3. Profile (Recent activity, tags, comments, members with your books)

4. Your Library

5. Your Tags

6. Add Books

7. Talk

8. Groups

9. Local

10. Search

11. Zeitgeist (Stats, Top Lists)

12. Tools (Widgets, Store)

13. Blog

What area are you most familiar with? What area is your favorite? What area are you curious about? Are there any that you have not really looked at?

I’m familiar with pretty much all these areas, except home before you login because my computer automatically logs me in every time I use LT.

Home after you log in is a good place to start from, because I enjoy playing around with the various features (I especially like Statistics). On my profile page, I like looking at the “reviews” page, because I enjoy looking at the review other people have written about the books in my library (and most of the time, I’ll give a “thumbs up” to the review if it’s well-written).

I don’t look at my library all that often except for when I need to find a book in a hurry.

Tags: I use these prodigiously; my average I think is 2.6 per book or something. And since one of my tags is “TBR,” I’ll look at that tag sometimes in order to figure out what to read next.

I don’t use Talk all that much, but I do use the Groups feature a lot. I must check my groups’ forums about five times a day! I spend a lot of time lurking in "ARC Junkies," mostly because I like seeing what other people have snagged.

I don’t use Local as often as I probably should, considering the city I live in and all that it offers.

I’ve only used the Tools section sparingly: to put a widget on my blog.

And sometimes out of boredom I’ll take a look at the Zeitgeist section. So that’s the extent of my use of LT.


Alyce said…
I need to use tags more. I hardly ever use them.
Unknown said…
I think I need some pointers on how to use tags. I've got one tag on one book, and I think I used the title of the book. I guess I just don't quite know what to do with them.

Thanks for participating in Tuesday Thingers this week!

Happy New Year ~ Wendi
AndrewL said…
I spend a lot of time in Talk.
Adele said…
I put book in my library and use home and profile to check on a couple of the groups i've joined, i look at other people's libraries who have some of the same books and i'm int he early reviewers though i've not yet had a book through it. I use tags sometimes and occasionally put abbreviated versions of my un:bound reviews on there.
Anonymous said…
I love ARC Junkies too! Happy New Year!
Alyce said…
Happy New Year!

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