Podcast: How to Make Reading an eBook More Social

On today’s social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat Jason Boog discussed new ways that eBook publishers can make reading more interactive for children.

A recent study showed that interactive reading can raise a child’s IQ by more than six points, but are eBook publishers willing to let kids share their books with their friends and parents in order to get the benefits?

Scholastic surveyed kids and parents to see how eBooks compared to print books and found out some surprising statistics on digital books as a social medium.

Earlier, we talked about how to pronounce the new French word for “hashtag.”

To listen, click here or press play below. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Image by prapass via Shutterstock. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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