Friday, September 28, 2007

Assignment #170

Serena Miller is the Learning guide for September over at Learning2.1. Here’s her latest.

Thing 40: Retroland

Reminisce about the good old days.

I have a new favorite site and it's Retroland is a social networking site where members can reconnect with the things they loved "back in the days" and interact with people who share the same fond memories. One of the features I like the most on Retroland is it's Retropedia. From the 1990s all the way back to the 1900s you can see a time line of things like music, fashion and school memories that defined (and embarrassed) the decades. If you see something that you remember fondly you can simply add it to your favorites and also add a memory post. When you add a memory post you can upload a picture to go with what you are talking about and what you remember about the subject. If someone likes your memory post they can give you a gold star (just like in grade school) and your posts ratings will increase. Check out the memories users had of the Slinky. You can also get to know other members by clicking on Retrotalk and posting on their forums which are all pretty active. My favorite would have to be the food forum.

Discovery Exercise

1. Create an account on Retroland.

2. Explore the Retropedia.

3. Did you see a tv show, toy, or fashion accessory that you had long forgotten about? Blog about your experience.



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