Here is why I think LibraryThing is the Cat’s Meow: Amazon has this spooky cross-referencing program that finds a person (or two) who closely match the books you have bought, finds the books she has bought through Amazon that you did not purchase, and shows you those books in various ways.
This is more than just the lemming effect. You are getting a book recommendation from someone with similar tastes. I have found many wonderful books this way. If that gem did not show up on my suggestion list, I would have never read it—or more importantly, bought it.
LibraryThing is just like this, only on a bigger scale with more features.
LibraryThing is going to sell many books through word of mouth.
The Research Analyst has spoken. Go sign up. No need to thank me, that’s just the kind of guy I am.