Monday, January 12, 2009

Tuesday Thinger: Common Knowledge

Welcome to another week of Tuesday Thingers! We always love to hear from regular participants as well as new people.

Today's question: A few weeks ago, someone told me about the Common Knowledge feature of Library Thing. The statistics and basic information can be found through a link at the bottom of any page. Currently there are over 869,540 facts that have been entered. How do they get there? We add them!

It took me a while to figure out that you enter them from the book or author page. When you have a book or author page pulled up, if you look at the left hand side, there are a bunch of links you can choose from. One of them is Common Knowledge. If you click the link, it will bring up a section where you can add facts.

Have you ever looked at the Common Knowledge page, or viewed the history of changes/additions? If you were aware of this section, have you added any information? Do you find this information useful or interesting?

My Answer: I was not aware of the Common Knowledge areas until one of you added that you wanted to learn how to add facts to that section a few weeks ago!

I only found the history of changes as I was posting this, but it was fun to go back and see my name up there after I added a few facts for one of the books I'm reading now.

As I was not previously aware of this function on LT, today was the first day that I entered any information, but I must admit that it was fun to be able to contribute to the site!!! I added some information to The Valentine Edition by Robin Shope (one of my current reads).

I think the information is probably useful, but as I've not really noted it prior to this week, I can't attest to it's usefulness. I can say that I am going to try to pay more attention to the book details as I am adding to my library and while I am browsing titles for new books.

~ Wendi

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15 Comments:

FleurFisher said...

Great question – here’s my answer!

caite said...

This week, I remembered to both post my answer on my blog and link it HERE! I am so proud of myself...lol

bermudaonion said...

Great question, Wendi. My answer is here.

Yvonne said...

Mine is up

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/01/tuesday-thingers_13.html

Jessica said...

Good question!

My answer is here!

Library Cat said...

My answer is here

Jacquie Reaville said...

Here's mine.

writemeg said...

I love Common Knowledge! My answer is posted here. Thanks! :)

Lenore said...

My answer this week is here .

Come by and wish Emmy a happy 1st birthday too :)

Red lady-Bonnie said...

My Tuesday Thinger is
HERE.

jlshall said...

I'm a little late this week, but my answer is here.

Alea said...

Here is mine!

http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2009/01/tuesday-thingers_13.html

Lana said...

Great question! I answered it here: http://caramellunacy.blogspot.com/2009/01/tuesday-thingers-common-knowledge.html

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

Thanks for reminding us about Common Knowledge!

My answer is here.

Florinda said...

Tuesday Thingers on Friday :-)!

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