Shelfari, a popular social network for book-lovers, is being swallowed up by Goodreads. Amazon is the owner of Shelfari, but the company also scooped up Goodreads in 2013, which is a service that offers nearly identical offerings as Shelfari. Amazon has done very little to infuse new life into Shelfari over the years so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the company is planning on merging the two services under one name. Shelfari users will need to merge their accounts to Goodreads if they want to continue to use the service. The merger will be officially taking place on March 16th and Amazon has released a message on the Shelfari homepage letting users know about the changes. Many Shelfari members are upset with the decision and have launched a petition to prevent the merger from taking place. However, given the small Shelfari population and the disinterest from Amazon, the merger will likely continue as planned.
Read the full article here: Amazon Closing Shelfari, Merging it with Goodreads
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