As noted earlier, Librarything is a handy place to post books and an example of new media working together with, rather than competing with, old media. Which is why I am rather frustrated that wordpress is doing some kind of censoring of Librarything widgets in the borders of blogs hosted on wordpress.com. Why do they do that?
Here’s a basic screen shot of the Librarything interface:
I could do a random cover group for my blog, which Library thing previews:
I could also do a random listing of my books, which would look like this:
Random books from my library
Earth Abides by
Dog Day by
powered by LibraryThing
But in reality I can do none of these things, because if I clip the text snippet into a widget, it gets deleted. Does wordpress have a policy against widgets that use java? Is this a security issue? Or is there another reason?