Amazon Simplifies Bothering People With Book Quotes
Ever read a great quote in a book and wanted to share it with a friend? Like maybe that Groucho Marx thing about how outside of a dog a book is man's best friend and then inside a dog it's full of guts and juices and why are you wearing your dog's skin like that?
Well, thanks to Amazon's upgrades to its Kindle app for Android, sharing book quotes is easier than ever. Now you can share quotes across platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, IM and Facebook. Not only that, you can also send quotes to certain people directly, bypassing that step where you just throw a quote out into the cold, cold space that is the internet, that lonely moment of hoping, praying that someone will listen.
Amazon kindly suggests some potentially popular quotes from The Hobbit and Divergent. Your good friends here at LitReactor have some alternative quote suggestions, specially tailored to some of the thornier social media outlets opened up by this new technology.
Apparently I lack some particular perversion which today's employer is seeking.
― John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces
For Facebook Messenger:
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt
For Google +
Everyone knows that the Internet is changing our lives, mostly because someone in the media has uttered that exact phrase every single day since 1993. However, it certainly appears that the main thing the Internet has accomplished is the normalization of amateur pornography. There is no justification for the amount of naked people on the World Wide Web, many of whom are clearly (clearly!) doing so for non-monetary reasons. Where were these people fifteen years ago? Were there really millions of women in 1986 turning to their husbands and saying, "You know, I would love to have total strangers masturbate to images of me deep-throating a titanium dildo, but there's simply no medium for that kind of entertainment. I guess we'll just have to sit here and watch Falcon Crest again.”
― Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
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