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Students Use Twitter to Buy Textbooks Online

Students can now use Twitter to find and purchase textbooks online.

Textbook search engine TextbookLand has integrated Twitter into its platform. Students currently use the site to search for textbooks by title, author, or ISBN number. The system generates price comparisons from online bookstores and lets the student know if a book is new or used and available for purchase or rental.

Now, students can comparison shop for books by tweeting the ISBN number to @TextbookLand. The system runs a search and replies to the user with the lowest new, used, and rental price for the textbook, plus a link where they can purchase the book online.

The Web site also allows students to sell back their textbooks. For more information, follow @TextbookLand on Twitter or visit www.textbookland.com.

About the Author

Kanoe Namahoe is online editor for 1105 Media's Education Group. She can be reached at knamahoe@1105media.com.

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