June 4, 2011
Listgeeks is a social network for creating, comparing, and sharing lists of “things.” I first read about Listgeeks in a tweet by @museum140:
Personally, I like the idea of going through an exercise to create “top 5” or “top 10” lists. It makes me reflect upon where I am, where I’ve been, and what is important to me. Although it is a good exercise for me, do I need to share this with the world?
I’m trying to think if there is an academic application of students sharing lists and exchanging ideas. What exactly would the purpose be of creating the list? Is there really an academic benefit, or even a social benefit? When a user creates a list, a URL can be associated with each item in the list, allowing for a little more information and further exploration.
Here’s an introductory video to Listgeeks.