The next big blogging platform is not WordPress,TypePad or Blogger…it’s the Amazon Kindle.
Citigroup Analyst Mark Mahaney estimates that Amazon sold over half a million Kindles last year, and over 275,000 books are available, including all 112 New York Times best-sellers, as reported by Fast Company’s July/August 2009 issue.
What Fast Company didn’t report in that article is that the Kindle is also a platform for journals, newspapers and…blogs.
While WordPress and TypePad offer all sorts of ways to make your blog stand out from a design perspective, the Kindle is a blogging platform where worse is better.
The really cool part is that Amazon is helping the authors and content creators to monetize their content, a continuuing struggle for most online content creators, especially traditional newspapers.
By the way, here’s what Search and Social Media looks like formatted as a Kindle Blog:
And if you’ve got an iPhone, Amazon offers the Kindle iPhone App for FREE! It’s pretty awesome. I’ve got The Alchemist downloaded and ready for my daily rides on the E train from Jackson Heights to Tribeca, and on New Jersey Transit from Penn Station to Hamilton.
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