Monday, October 02, 2006

The 43 Things

Here's a list, more or less, of the 37 things Stephen Abram mentioned in his "43 Things I might want to do this year" article. (He didn't get to 43.) Some of them I've done as part of the 23 Things project, some I'm just so familiar with doing already that I won't do again. I'll mark those so I can see which ones I still need to do.

  1. Take a digital picture with a camera and/or phone and download it to your PC. - Done in 23 Things
  2. Register at Blogger and start a blog. Post every once in a while and add a photo. - Done in 23 Things
  3. Register at Bloglines and aggregate your blog and RSS subscriptions into one reader. Check out what other blogs aligns with your interests. - Done in 23 Things
  4. Look at Facebook and see the next generation of social networking.
  5. Set up a Flickr account and post a few digital photos online. Tag and annotate them. - Done in 23 Things
  6. Look at LibraryElf and see the potential for personal library tools.
  7. Check out LibraryThing and catalogue a few books from your personal collection. - Done in 23 Things
  8. Register at MSN Photo Album and build an album to share with friends, family or colleagues.
  9. Check out MySpace and see how this service has become so huge globally.
  10. Have some fun with the links on the Generator Blog. - Done in 23 Things
  11. Download Firefox and compare it to Explorer and Opera.
  12. Research bookmarklets and try a few.
  13. Revisit Yahoo! and remind yourself why it is visited more than Google.
  14. Learn about iFILM and viral video. - Done in 23 Things
  15. Get a PubSub account and start searching the future.
  16. Make a map of all the countries or states you've been to at Visited Countries.
  17. Experiment with some sound and picture search engines like Podscope.
  18. Try some new web search engines like www.exalead.com, Wink, Gravee, Clusty, Mooter, Kartoo, etc., or others you can find at Search Engine Watch's list.
  19. Learn more about visual display tools like Grokker.
  20. Check out Google Base and see what the fuss is about.
  21. Register with NetFlix and rent a movie. Learn how to deal with streaming media. - Done on my own; I joined NetFlix 4 or 5 years ago.
  22. Get a del.icio.us account and play with social bookmarking and tags. - Done in 23 Things
  23. Play with Blinkx and learn about searching TV shows, video and podcasts. - Done in 23 Things
  24. Try MovieFlix too. There are plenty of free movies to learn to do this with.
  25. Set up a Google Picasa account. Post a picture and then edit it. - Done on my own.
  26. Download an MP3 file to your PC, laptop or phone. Try iTunes, LimeWire, Kazaa, or eDonkey. Look for something that's not music too. - Done on my own, constantly in the case of iTunes. Also, eDonkey has been shut down.
  27. Listen to a podcast. - Done in 23 Things
  28. Find your home and your office on Google Maps.
  29. Check out your local library's website. - Done on my own, many times.
  30. Change your ring tone so you don't jump when everyone else's default ring goes off. - Done on my own. The ringer is set to The Rolling Stones singing "Here Comes Your 19th Nervous Breakdown." It's appropriate.
  31. Visit the Google Labs site regularly.
  32. Set up a personalized Google or My Yahoo! page. - Done on my own.
  33. Play with JibJab.
  34. Play with Wikipedia. Edit an entry, feel the network. - Done on my own.
  35. Play with Copernic and extend your searching.
  36. Play an online multiplayer game.
  37. Take an e-learning course from Click University.
And, adding my own ...
  1. Create a podcast.
  2. Understand bit torrents.
Well, there will be more later.

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