7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 31, 2012 11:27 AM by debjax

    Highlights & Notes are private?

    JudeH

      When I first created a note, I found it strange that the Nook used the term "post" instead of "save."

       

      I didn't make much of that until I recently read an article about how the Kindle not only follows what you highlights, but adds it to a database on their website that shows things popularly highlighted.

       

      Does the Nook do that?

       

      I absolutely do not want my highlights and notes uploaded, examined, or published.  That's something that would cause me to SELL my Nook immediately and never return to B&N e-products.

       

      Is there an official B&N statement about their intentions on this?

       

        • Re: Highlights & Notes are private?
          Bluepen61

          My experience with highlights, notes, and bookmarks is that B&N app will keep them @ B&N so when you use their NookReader app in Windoze or another platform, those highlights, notes, and bookmarks will be available. Or if you go back to the NC to read, they will be available there too.

           

          As for the other uses you mentioned, I am clueless. I am not sure that quotes, notes, or bookmarks have any value. You might want to read their privacy statement(s) and user licenses.

            • Re: Highlights & Notes are private?
              JudeH

              But are these private?

               

              I went ahead and tested on Nook PC, finding my highlights and annotations were indeed synch'd.  What I do not want is for my annotations to be dumped in with others.

               

              We should have the option to disable this.

               

              I intend to go through the user licenses.  If I cannot confirm our privacy, I will be also telling my family and friends NOT to buy Kindle or Nooks. 

              • Re: Highlights & Notes are private?
                My experience with the NC is that any highlights I make on my Nook STAY on my nook and do not sync to the app on my PC. My position in the book does not sync from the NC to the pc either, it is strictly a one-way transfer, from pc TO Nook. Since I purchased this to use for reading textbooks for school while on the road, I am very disappointed with the device, since I was told it sync'd across ALL devices. I will be purchasing a Fire as soon as the new one comes out.
              • Re: Highlights & Notes are private?
                keriflur

                Oops, replied for the wrong device.  Nothing to see here.  :smileyhappy:

                • Re: Highlights & Notes are private?
                  KingAl
                  For what it's worth, you can turn off this feature on the Kindle.
                    • Re: Highlights & Notes are private?
                      JudeH

                      It is nice to hear we can disable this on the KINDLE.

                       

                      :smileysad:

                       

                      I would differentiate between being able to sync annotations between MY Nook apps and having that data placed in the hands of other people. 

                       

                      What would make B&N believe we want our annotations in the hands of others?  Without choice.

                       

                      If you ONLY do casual reading of fiction, this wouldn't matter.

                       

                      If you do more professional non-fiction reading, research, or other activities then you definitely don't want your notes uploaded for other people to sort.

                        • Re: Highlights & Notes are private?
                          keriflur

                          JudeH wrote:

                           

                          What would make B&N believe we want our annotations in the hands of others?  Without choice.

                           



                          Did, I miss something here?  The original post was asking if this feature existed on the nook like it does on the kindle.  Where did we get to the idea that it IS on the nook?  It seems like a big leap in logic to me.