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Subject: highlighting
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 8:27 AM ET
Member Since: 5/9/2010
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I just got my Kindle and am really enjoying it.  Have one little question-I keep seeing passages in ebooks marked "55 highlights" etc.  This is even on brand new books.  What in the world is it?

Date Posted: 2/9/2015 9:12 AM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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You're seeing what parts other readers have highlighted. It's part of the 'shared' experience.

In the settings, you can turn it off. There's more info on this discussion... Here.

First thing I did was turn that all off, and I keep my wifi turned off as well. I'm not into sharing as I'm reading. lol.

Last Edited on: 2/9/15 9:12 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 12:58 PM ET
Member Since: 5/9/2010
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Well that's what I thought it was when I was reading library books, but when I started reading books I had just bought from Amazon it was still there.  Confusing!

thanks for your help!