Barnes and Noble launches social networking site

<p>US book chain Barnes and Noble has launched its own social networking website, allowing users to create free personal profiles around their preferences for books, music and movies.</p><p>Publishers Weekly reports that users can customize their profile pages with a pen name, avatar, virtual library, reviews and ratings. B&amp;N has also improved its list-making tools, and expanded its customer review and ratings features. Users can share information about their purchases using sites like Digg and Facebook.</p><p>The social networking site is available from <a href="www.BarnesandNoble.com">Barnes and Nobles&#39; homepage</a>.</p>