'Web 2.0 paljastaa' photo (c) 2011, Janne Ansaharju - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I’ve recently begin a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you might also be interested in The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013). I also sometimes include tech tools that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

We Top Ten is a simple list-making tool that can be used for books, movies and other items. You can’t leave commentary on your list, but can do so in the comments (which aren’t moderated). It’s easy to use, though, and you can create some nice-looking lists, so it may be worth looking at….

The Edublogs Reader is a handy tool that lets you search all the Edublog-hosted blogs.

ELT Jam offers a list of useful Microsoft Word “hacks.”

Facebook has just unveiled a new app called “Rooms” that lets you easily create a discussion board on a topic of your choice. It’s only accessible via a mobile device, and it’s unclear to me if a room can be made private, but it certainly has made quite a splash. Here are some articles about it:

Facebook’s Rooms App Is a Flashback to Internet Bulletin Boards is from The New York Times.

Facebook Launches Pseudonymous App “Rooms” That Lets You Create Forums About Any Topic is from TechCrunch.

Facebook Takes A Stab At Anonymity With Rooms is from Read Write.