Students Chat-Up School at

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2007 —, a
textbook price-comparison Website and book buyer founded in 1997, today announced that it has added a new discussion forum to its site to help students find information on topics that affect their day-to-day lives, as well as an online community of their peers where they can alleviate stress and overcome bouts of boredom.

Many college and high school students, including distance learners, have turned to social networking sites on the Internet to learn more about what interests them from their peers and like-minded people, said David Tiberio, the founder of

The CheapBooks(TM) forum, he said, is free and doesn´t
require students to register with the site, which will allow them to efficiently read and reply to public messages on various school-related topics. For example, students can visit the forum to learn more about financial aid, studying, tuition, textbooks, college athletics, intramural sports and video games.

"We´ve had a great response so far from students in the U.S. and across the globe," Tiberio said. "We basically know that students who visit our site have a great deal on their minds, and they´re usually ready and interested in talking with other students about what matters to them."

Tiberio added that the forum also contains a free
classifieds section and helps students learn about various majors, academic disciplines and career paths. The site plans to ultimately expand the discussion forum to include stand-alone forums dedicated to specific majors.

"We wanted to make our forum as dynamic and relevant as possible to students, regardless of their backgrounds or their interests," Tiberio said. "Just about any student can go to our site and learn about something that interests them."

Teachers can also post information to the forum for their students to read, and student journalists can use the forum as a vehicle for their editorial writing.

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