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Thanks to a tip from Alex I tuned into the now released version of 43 Things, which is addictive, intensive connected, and tagged inside out. I had peeked at the beta a few weeks back, but the released version is wild, social, and amazing. It is tags, tags, and tags on speed.
The premise is that you build goals for yourself, 43 Things to do in your life, and it connects you to people who have the same goal, or who have accomplished it (these are things done, that the accomplished can rate as well as write a blog like entry to describe).
You can add them as free form entry, by browsing other people's goals by category and saying, "this is my goal too", and by keyword searching. You can invite people to do the goal with you.
They have certainly done their homework, taking cues from flickr and del.icio.us, and doing things like building in a function to publish to carious blog tools via their APIs, and providing RSS feeds.
So yes, it might be a personal development tools, it might be a unique way to study social behavior, it might be a place to create a persona, well, time will tell what it will be.
And wow, I have 32 more things to drum up.....blogged January 5, 2005 10:10 PM :: category [ small pieces ]