Passionate about a novel? Your favorite book could win you fame and prizes. Today the “social recommendation network” Glue updated its guru program–now users are ranked (and rewarded) by how often they comment and reply in relationship to a book, movie or album.
The social suggestion site will now reward active users, or “gurus.” Check out Dan Brown‘s The Lost Symbol on Glue to see how it works. Like Wikipedia with prizes, fans are awarded points for interacting with other fans and writing about the Brown’s bestseller. The site is still young, so avid readers still have time to grab a guru spot on the site.
Read more at the site: “Glue Gurus will be eligible to win movie tickets, books and more. We have partnered with Universal Studios, Random House, Hachette, Harper Collins, Willey and others to bring exciting rewards to our Gurus … The competition is based on points, where you get points for Replying to other users. You also get bonus points for being the first to comment, first to reply in a thread and also for joining new threads. You can see your current number of Guru points in the sidebar on each object page.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: Glue is not giving away The Lost Symbol. The book was only used to illustrate the guru program. They are giving away You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto.