We all know the “top dogs” in the world of social media; Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube have started to become household names. Every once in a while, I use StumbleUpon to channel surf the web and I came across a great website that I think has enormous potential for educators. It is also mildly addictive. It’s called Go2Web2.0 and it has collected a directory of over 2848 web 2.0 “logos” since 2006. Below is a description from the website About page.

About Go2Web20.net

Pure Facts:

  • A directory of web 2.0 applications and services
  • Born around mid 2006
  • 2848 logos as of Monday, December 8th, 2008
  • As a visitor, you are probably active in the web 2.0 community and you are one of those labeled as ‘early adopters’. Are you?
  • Thousands of visitors every day
  • There’s a higher chance that you’ve been here before than that this is your 1st visit here

The site does a nice job of organizing the sites via a tag menu and in many ways, I think it has a good user interface; each site/application listed is posted using the site’s logo. A few sites I happened to discover.

  • Coffenatic: A place for coffee drinkers to unite, share and exchange their love of coffee.
  • Dailylife: A new way to explore the world.
  • Twingr: Create your own microblogging community.
  • Planetaki: which allows you read all the websites you like in a single page. Think of it as a custom digital and virtual newspaper with the sections you want, front and center.
  • Livemocha: Livemocha is an online language-learning community. With fun and interactive lessons that move at the right pace for you. You can access their team of passionate language tutors and start track your progress to reach your goals.
  • Wufoo: Really simple, clean and powerful forms. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds the database, backend and scripts needed to make collecting and understanding your data. I use Wufoo for a simple mail list.

Orli Yakuel is one of the directory managers and I encourage you to consider checking out her blog. She does a fantastic job of giving a detailed overview of these resources. Hoping this and future posts will be of interest as we build this online network of social media teaching hipsters.

 

Wondering if anyone has other unique finds out there? Are there any hidden treasures for educators or schools?

 

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Antonio Viva

Head of School at Walnut Hill School of the Arts

http://antonioviva.com