Tue 14 Apr 2009
A certain unicorn’s response to the final survey piqued my interest on a few of the book 2.0 sites that I did not explore in depth (I spent my time on ReadingTrails, which was one that I quite liked).
Of all the 23 Things blogs I read, I liked Erin’s the most for both its concision and her ability to find positives in sites I dismissed and/or scorned. She’s done thoughtful work worth recommending.
Virtual Unicorn‘s blog is notable for its exhaustive coverage of the Things; the author quite clearly took the project seriously and left very few stones unturned.
Most entertaining, but least useful, of the 23 Things blogs was probably My Wiki Blog Cast Thing.
Dry Fork Fiddler was notable both for its shameless sexism as well as referencing Harold Bloom as anything other than a tiresome self-righteous windbag. And Dumbest Generation is by Mark Bauerlein (about which see Campus Progress‘ commentary).
My work here was perfunctory: occasionally interested but more often not. I did find some sites that I like (Blist, ReadingTrails) as well as finally joining others I knew about but weren’t part of (Delicious). In spite of my many reservations about both the time commitment and some of the content, I think the 23 Things experience was worth it.