Ever been reading a paper or a book and then left it on the train or at a bus stop for someone else?
Bookcrossing.com is a site that lets you register where you left a book and what the book was. When you leave the book you also leave a bookcrossing id in it so that when someone finds it they can go to the website and add to the journal entry for the book. Who knows, the book travel further than you ever will! What surprised me was how many books there are in Brisbane and Queensland. Even one just down the road from me.
They aren’t the first lot to come up with the idea though. One of the first implementations was a disposable camera swap from Phototag. The idea is someone finds a camera, takes one photo and then passes it off to someone else. The final photographer then pops it in to the mail to send back to phototag who then publish the photos. Pretty cool idea. Unfortunately though there are quite a few missing cameras.
I wonder when someone is going to leave a usb mp3 player around with the idea of copying one song to the player then passing it on. Maybe when usb drives become so mainstream life that everyone has one and doesn’t mind passing it on.
Oh, I feel so “Oprah make a difference” right now. 😀