March 28, 2003
Your Book Review Is Due

blam! is an interesting project to collaboratively build a database of book (and movie, and CD) reviews.  You provide the review and an ISBN number, and blam! automatically adds all the relevant metadata for the item by pulling it from’s Web services interface.  One neat twist is that reviews you enter can automatically be streamed out to also be published as entries in your blog — support is in place for Movable Type, UserLand Radio, and Blogger.  Reviews are presented collectively on blam!’s sister site, blaxm! [Seen on HubLog]

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at March 28, 2003
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