Tag Archives: Web 2.0

100 Websites Your Should Know and Use!

Back in 2007, Julie Wiedemann (the editor in charge at Taschen GmbH) gave a TED talk on the “100 websites you should know and use” (one of the most viewed TED blog posts ever).  Here is the updated version for 2013.  Enjoy!


The ones that are no longer functional have been “crossed out.”  But, because there are so many amazing resources available these days, please feel free to add your own ideas and/or compile your own list. Happy surfing!

Posted by Tom R.


A Real Time Look at Social Media!

Here’s a real time glimpse into the exponential growth of social media (courtesy of Gary Hayes).  Enjoy!  Here’s a link to his blog post just in case you are interested in more background information on these counts as well as some historical statistics on the use of social media.


Posted by Tom R.

What’s Your “Persona?”

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has a really interesting tool available on their website (http://personas.media.mit.edu/).  This particular tool scrapes information from your web image/presence and then organizes it into a visual persona.  Very cool indeed.  It really is more fun to watch the process, but the results can be interesting as well.  Here is an example using my name . . . as I watched, I discovered that it was gleaning information from the web from 15 “Tom Rink” sources.  Of these 15 sources, only 8 of them were actually me.  Enjoy!  Find out your persona and see how it compares to your self image.