Why not Amazon blogs?

Richard Soderberg picks up on something Joi Ito posted that posited the idea of Amazon blogs, writing:

Amazon blogs would be a wonderful thing to watch, in the form of “25 most recent posts”; each post is a book review, with in-built Amazon linkage for easy wishlist access. As a side benefit, I’d be exposed to far more media content than I am today, with a lot more chance of being interested enough to purchase it – after all, it’s the opinions that make the most difference.

It’s true that TypePad’s quicklists with built-in Amazon affiliation linking (not to mention the model of Gizmodo) both show how Amazon blogs could work as a ready format for collaborative filtering.
In other words, people are already Amazon blogging so Amazon might as well get into the game.






One response to “Why not Amazon blogs?”

  1. Richard Soderberg Avatar

    Yes, that’s exactly it. We’re already doing it, it’s time for them to catch up. Thanks for the quote!