12/13/2010 01:23 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kobo Brings Social Aspects To eBooks

Kobo has launched Reading Life on the iPad, a new app which the company has labelled the "first social e-reading experience."

The idea is users will be able to share books or highlighted passages they like, and they can also "check-in" with characters or locations. So for example, when reading Alice in Wonderland, you can check-in to the rabbit hole and inform friends on Facebook that this is where you're at.