If you’re looking for a good overview of emerging technology for genealogy and how it can help your research, visit a new blog called 23thingsforarchivists.wordpress.com.
It has links to “23 Things” for you to explore, experiment with, and learn about the new and emerging technologies that are changing how information is used and created today. Many of the “23 Things” will be useful in your research, individually or collaboratively. The blog states:
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.
Thing 1: Blogging
Thing 2: Online Chat (Meebo) [superceded when purchased by Google]
Thing 3: What is Web 2.0?
Thing 4: RSS and RSS Feedreaders
Thing 5: Online Presentation Sharing (Slideshare)
Thing 6: Social Networking (Facebook)
Thing 7: Professional/Career Networking (LinkedIn)
Thing 8: Microblogging (Twitter)
Thing 9: URL Shorteners
Thing 10: Photo Sharing (Flickr)
Thing 11: Geotagging
Thing 12: Creative Commons
Thing 13: Image Generators/Mashups
Thing 14: Facebook Apps
Thing 15: Widgets
Thing 16: Podcasting/Vodcasting
Thing 17: Video Slideshows (Animoto)
Thing 18: Video Sharing (YouTube, Vimeo)
Thing 19: Online Timelines
Thing 20: Social Bookmarking
Thing 21: Wikis
Thing 22: Google Docs
Thing 23: Online Surveys
Give 23 Things in Emerging Technology for Genealogy a try and let me know what you’re already doing or new things that work for you.