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23 Things for Archivists

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What is 23 Things for Archivists?


We’re glad you asked! Following are the original 23 “Things”and now many more Thingsfor you to explore, experiment with, and learn about the new and emerging technologies that are changing how information is used and created on the Internet today. Some of the “Things” might be useful in your work, some for sharing work (perhaps you serve on a committee), or for promoting your archives.


This is a self-discovery program that allows participants to take control of their own learning. You can work at home or at work, alone or in a group, at your own pace as you have time. You are encouraged to share your discoveries and insights with others through your blog postings.


Read each Thing in its entirety so you understand the activities. Feel free to skip a Thing if you are already familiar with it (but maybe blog about your experiences anyway). If you have used the WordPress site in the past, be aware that some of the number on what used to be labeled Intermediate Things have changed.


Be aware that social media sites are constantly changing and some of these articles may not be completely up-to-date with all of any site's latest features, but the basics are still correct. We are putting substantial updates in pages of their own, with links from the "Thing" they are updating.  For a list of all update pages see the Updates page.


Now jump in and have fun learning!


Here are the "Things":


Thing 1: Blogging Thing 24: More Blogging (Tumblr) Thing 47: Audacity
Thing 2: Online Chat  Thing 25: Cloud Computing Thing 48: Vine
Thing 3: What is Web 2.0? Thing 26: Tagging/Folksonomies Thing 49: 
Thing 4: RSS and RSS Feedreaders  Thing 27: Tag/Word Clouds (Wordle,TagCrowd) Thing 50: 
Thing 5: Online Presentation Sharing (Slideshare)  Thing 28: E-newsletters Thing 51: More Online Presentation Sharing (Prezi)
Thing 6: Social Networking (Facebook)  Thing 29: More Social Networking (RockMelt) Thing 52: Even More Social Networking (Google+) 
Thing 7: Professional/Career Networking (LinkedIn)  Thing 30: Customized Home Pages  
Thing 8: Microblogging (Twitter) Thing 31: Screencasting  
Thing 9: URL Shorteners  Thing 32: LibraryThing  
Thing 10: Photo Sharing (Flickr) Thing 33: More Photo Sharing  
Thing 11: Geotagging Thing 34: Google Maps and Mashups  
Thing 12: Creative Commons Thing 35: Online Media Editing  
Thing 13: Image Generators/Mashups Thing 36: Directory 2.0  
Thing 14: Facebook Apps Thing 37: Analytics (SiteMeter and Google Analytics)  
Thing 15: Widgets Thing 38: Organize Your Research Online (Zotero)  
Thing 16: Podcasting/Vodcasting Thing 39: Print On Demand (Lulu, CafePress, etc.)  
Thing 17: Video Slideshows (Animoto) Thing 40: Using Blogging Software to Create Websites  
Thing 18: Video Sharing (YouTube, Vimeo) Thing 41: Online Meeting Schedulers (Doodle)  
Thing 19: Online Timelines Thing 42: Foursquare  
Thing 20: Social Bookmarking Thing 43: More Social Bookmarking (Clipmarks)  
Thing 21: Wikis Thing 44: QR Codes  
Thing 22: Google Docs Thing 45: Pinterest  
Thing 23: Online Surveys Thing 46: HistoryPin What would you like to see? Comment below. 


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