Amazon updates Kindle with Facebook, Twitter functionality

Facebook is continuing its plan to take over the world not just via the Internet, but one gadget at a time. This time, it's with the Amazon Kindle, which will get both Facebook and Twitter functionality in the next software update.

Facebook is continuing its plan to take over the world not just via the Internet, but one gadget at a time. This time, it's with the Amazon Kindle, which will get both Facebook and Twitter functionality in the next software update.

The Kindle software version 2.5 will be released in late May. While there's no peek at what these apps on the Kindle might look like yet, Facebook and Twitter users will at least be able to share their favorite passages from their latest reads with the world. Or they can share something they find totally ridiculous and absurd, which should be just as fun.

Some of the other features to be included in the next release will be the ability to organize titles into collections, additional font sizes and improved clarity, pan and zoom viewing modes for PDFs, and password protection.

Before it was mainly smartphones that needed to have Facebook and Twitter app support, but with the onset of the iPad, we should be seeing many more social apps headed our way for the Kindle, Nook and other e-readers.

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