Blogs are perhaps the most common of the social software tools. Blogger http://www.blogger.com/start is the mother of all blogging tools and you might like to set one up. If you like you can visit my audio blog at http://mikecogh.blogspot.com/
Following closely on the heels of blogs are wikis. Wikis, according to the mother of Wikis (!), Wikipedia, is a type of website that allows anyone visiting the site to add, to remove, or otherwise to edit all content, very quickly and easily, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative writing. The term wiki is a shortened form of wiki wiki which is from the native language of Hawaii (Hawaiian), where it is commonly used as an adjective to denote something "quick" or "fast".
Here are three other social software sites. Each site requires that you register to use the free service.
Flickr is service that allows you to upload photographs to share with others. Nothing particularly new or unusual about that except that Flickr encourages users to make use of the tags feature.
When you upload photos to Flickr you are asked to tag each photo. This means that anyone who knows how you’ve tagged your photos can find them. So, for example, a group of people who have taken photographs of the same event can see everyone else’s photos if they all use the same tag.
Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking tool. You can use it to list your bookmarks. This means you can get access to your bookmarks on any computer that is connected to the Internet. In addition, you can instantly see
And you can search for similar sites by searching with tags.
3) ELGG - A Personal Learning Landscape
Amongst other things, it provides:
If you do create an ELGG community invite me and I’ll drop by and check it out.
(site created 18/4/06)