People, each with their idiosyncrasies, have different opinions about the same things.
Social reading encourages people to think outside of what’s comfortable or personal. It encourages them to converse, to respectfully debate, to apply what they’ve learned, and lastly, to remember concepts.
Sharing one’s ideas not only encourages others to do the same, but it pushes people to pick their memory in order to view something from a different perspective.
examples of social reading
Goodreads (and similar social cataloging websites).
outward-looking readers, specifically -- those who are hungry for opinions and willing to disclose theirs.
Glasp is a social web highlighter that people can highlight and organize quotes and thoughts from the web, and access other like-minded people’s learning.