Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 A New Year and a New 365 Project

Last year I missed the boat on the 365 photo challenge. I must confess, I almost missed it again! I'm also not much of a photographer, so the thought of posting a new picture every day seemed more than daunting. However, I'm still going to try and give it a shot - maybe I'll focus on sunsets...but I digress.
If you know me, you know I'm all about finding the latest Web 2.0 utilities that can be used effectively in an educational environment. So, I thought why not blog about a new Web 2.0 utility every day. That I know I can handle and plus it adds some to value to cyberspace. Not saying pictures aren't nice and all, but of you can learn about a new tool every day. That's 365 you can add to your arsenal by year's end!
So without further adou, let's begin this journey with my favorite web 2.0 utility from last year http://paper.li If your a Twitter user you've probably seen someone announcing the latest edition of their online newspaper. These are created automatically every day using paper.li. Mine happens to be The EdTech Early Edition and the application builds it automatically every day. All you have to do is sign up using you Twitter account and provide either a userID, hashtag (mine is #edtech) or list. Paper.li will then scour the public timeline for the information you provided searching for links included in those posts. As simple as that! Paper.li then categorized those links into a nicely organized newspaper for your daily reading pleasure. Oh, and those announcements about the new addition being available, that can be configured to be automatic as well. Paper.li is by far the best Twitter aggrigator on the market today. So what are you waiting for head on over to paper.li and check it out!
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