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Amazon Hacks by Paul Bausch

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Gather Your Friends’ Amazon IDs

Linking directly to someone’s community activities requires finding their Amazon ID.

Each community user at Amazon is identified with an Amazon ID, an alphanumeric string that represents an Amazon account. The URLs of the community features revolve around these IDs, and to link directly to certain features (and to use some of the hacks in this book!) you’ll need to know your own Amazon ID.

Your Amazon ID can be found in almost every community feature URL. Start out at the Friends & Favorites page, http://amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/community/community-home.html. On the lefthand side of the page, click “Your About You Area” and note the URL. The string after member-glance is your Amazon ID.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/cm/member-glance/-/Amazon ID

Linking Directly to Community Features

Now that you know your ID, you can link directly to any of your community-related activities:

About You Area

Your Amazon home page that includes a summary of all your community activities, and links to other community areas.

http://amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/cm/member-glance/-/Amazon ID/
Favorite People

A list of people you’ve added to your Friends list.

http://amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/cm/member-favorites/-/Amazon ID/
Reviews

A list of all the reviews you’ve contributed to Amazon.

http://amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/cm/member-reviews/-/Amazon ID/
Lists

A list of all the Listmania! lists you’ve published.

http://amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/cm/member-fil/-/Amazon ID/
Guides

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