Saturday, December 20, 2008

web 2.0

2008 has been quite a techie year for me. I started my first (and second) blog; created profiles on Goodreads, Flickr, Twitter; explored other web 2.0 technologies like Bloglines, Google Reader, YouTube, wikis, etc. within a work project; and just generally spent a lot more time online than in years past.

And, what do ya know? Before the year is out, I've stumbled upon a few other virtual gems, thanks to TIME Magazine's reviews of the 50 best websites of the year. Like Lookybook: flip through the pages of hundreds of picture books. Rate them, review them, and purchase them. It's searchable and browsable: by subject/genre, author/illustrator, or new.

There's pretty decent variety. Here's a sampling of what I'll be enjoying: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann, First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel, Ping Pong Pig by Caroline Jayne Church, as well as scoping out the selections from authors/illustrators such as: Jane Cabrera, Gail Gibbons, Eric Kimmel, Harriet Ziefert, Trina Schart Hyman, Janet Stevens, and many more.

Find your favorite techie time-waster by checking out TIME Magazine's 50 Best Websites for 2008.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Wow. These are great links. I love Lookybook (if I got that right) - it's perfect for us now that we don't have the same access to books as we did back home! Thanks! You have no idea.