thing #18: web 2.0 award winners

20 10 2008

In looking over the list, it’s so nice to see WorldCat made the cut in the books category!  Library tools are often the red-headed step child of web 2.0; but not in this case.  In my never-ending attempt to get us to consume less (and to make libraries look a little more cool), whenever I mention a book online anywhere, I always try to link to the WorldCat info page, rather than Amazon, etc.  So often, it seems that people automatically jump to buying a book, rather than checking it out from their local library.  May my links to WorldCat be a friendly reminder that a more prudent choice is possible.

And for mostly aesthetic reasons, I am loving Visual Complexity.  Pretty pretty!