A while back, Will Richardson set up a Digg-style web site, using Web 2.0 application, CrispyNews. EdBloggerNews is an account on CrispyNews that allows up to post, or direct to the service blogs, news stories, or general web sites to a listing of community selected resources. Then you can vote for the news stories that seem most valuable to you, adding recommendation value to the story, and moving it up the list. Those stories with the most recommendations (value) appear at the top of the list. In a sense, it is a news paper, for which the readers are the editors.
The site includes a bookmarklet that you can post in your browser’s links bar, to make it easy to post pages to the site. There is also an RSS feed that follows the rankings, delivering the top ten stories at any time. As articles change in ranking, and as new articles rise to the front page, they will appear in your aggregator.
Currently, the top posts are:
- Second Look at Second Life
- We, The Teachers
- using The Sims in Socialogy UPDATED with Curriculum Ideas
- Someone to Watch Over Me (on a Google Map)
- CoolCat Techer: Ten habits of bloggers that win!
I just thought that this deserved a second announcement. Thanks, Will!
You know, how might we make better use of these collaborative, information mixing, knowledge-building aspects of the new web — to convince Congress to leave, what they don’t understand, alone? Ah! Never mind!