New Toy from Amazon in Beta Testing: Amazon Collections
Here’s a new twist from Amazon: Amazon Collections.
Like a graphical Twitter feed, it posts and flows as Amazon customers add items of all styles, sizes, descriptions, and categories to their own self-created personal Collections.
In the River, you’ll find a fascinating flow of interests. Clothing, classic movies, MP3s, books (of course), sporting goods, instant video, jewelry, and more.
If Amazon sells it, it can be Collected and shared with the Amazon community. And the flow’s in realtime. Add an item to any personal Collection & you’ll find it in the River in a microsecond, mixing and mingling with other Collector’s Favorite Things.
Like this one, found here.
Describe your item if you want. Don’t if you don’t.
Click on Add to My Collection & you’re done! Your item’s saved to your own Collection AND it’s joined the River, which is constantly flowing and growing.
Give it a try; if you’re familiar with Amazon’s older “extra” features, Amazon Collections is like Listmania on Steroids. Only EASIER, because you can collect any item just by clicking a “Collect” button from your browser menubar.
Fun, addictive, and endlessly fascinating to writers, these self-painted portraits of people and time speak volumes about our Digital Age, our interests, and ourselves.
Join in here. Once you log in to your Amazon account (or create one), just click on the “Learn More” link & you’ll be able to join the Beta.
And if you need help, just Send Me a Tweet @writerseditor & I’ll post a mini-tutorial. But I don’t think you’ll need it; Amazon’s done a great job explaining how this works : )
And best of all, new features are being added all the time, like the ability to FOLLOW other Collectors. Give it a try today!
BTW, this blog post was picked up by PCMag.com: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2422626,00.asp. Shoutout thanks for the quote; very nice and it’s appreciated!
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