#20 Explore any site from Web 2.0 awards lists, play with it, and write a blog post about your findings
Throughout the course of the Vermont’s 23 Things program we’ve explored just a small sampling of internet technologies and websites that are empowering users with the ability to create and share content. Given time, there are so many more we could explore. Current estimates place the number of Web 2.0 tools at somewhere between 300 & 500 with only a handful emerging as market dominators. And although time will only tell which of these new collaborative social networking and information tools will remain on top, one
thing is for sure, they’re not going to go away (at least anytime soon). For this Thing, participants are asked to select any site from either the list of Web 2.0 Awards or the 2009 Webware 100 winners and explore it. With so many to choose from, it might be handy to first select a category that interests you and then simply select a tool/site to explore. Be careful to select a tool that is Free and that doesn’t require a plug-in or download. The majority of these free, so this shouldn’t be a problem.
- Select any site/tool from the list of Web 2.0 Awards or 2009 Webware 100 winners.
- Explore the site you selected.
- Create a post about your discovery. What did you like or dislike about the tool? What were the site’s useful features? Could you see any applications for its use in a library setting?