Web 2.0, SOA, and Web Services: Bookins` Top 10 Online Bartered Books and DVDs

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2009-04-23 Print this article Print
Bookins's Top 10 Online Bartered Books and DVDs

Bookins's Top 10 Online Bartered Books and DVDs

by Nicholas Kolakowski
With the economic recession in full swing, people are trying to save money any way they can—even foregoing purchasing their books and DVDs online in favor of swapping them through Web forums such as Bookins.com and Titletrader.com. Craigslist has also become a refuge for people looking to acquire reading and viewing material without necessarily having to shell out cash. Unlike Craigslist, though, many of these bartering sites are deepening their features and interface, adding elements that make them more akin to Netflix or Amazon than an online bulletin board. However, many of the most-popular titles on Amazon and other "traditional" online book and DVD sellers continue to be the most popular items for these bartering sites, as evidenced by the Top 10 books and DVDs on Bookins.com. The first five images are the most popular books and the next five are the most popular movies.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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