A new student, educational and literary website has just been launched – I discovered it myself thanks to a New York Time feature., according to its own description is “an online community to create, discover, and share new reading and writing. Follow your literary obsessions. Find fans for your work. Read the latest by your favorite authors. Vote up the best stories. Embrace your inner book nerd. Read. Write. Procrastinate. Repeat. Whatever you’re into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it on Figment.”

So, in a nutshell, it’s a literary social network where students can share your writing, read other people’s stories and connect with like-minded literary students. I’m not sure there’s much more that I need to or can say about The description is self-sufficient, I suppose the only interesting thing is do see the impact and effect it will have in the years to come. Whether it takes off or falls flats like so many other projects.

One of the things that might help it stay afloat is the fact that they have chosen to included a mobile app and a mobile version at Although I’m not a mobile internet user myself, it certainly wouldn’t hurt in increasing the popularity of figment. At this point in time, there is certainly a lack of books, stories and text to read… but as with all new projects, it will take time to flourish and build up a community.