Blogger: Richard Monson-Haefel
One of the tools I find most useful when researching a technology is a mind map. I use a couple different mind maps mostly MindManager on my PC and FreeMind on my Mac. Both are excellent tools. I recently ran across a Web 2.0/Social Software mind mapping tool called Mind42.com which makes it possible for people to collaborate on a mind map without having to install software (you do, however, have to register).
I thought it would be extremely useful to invite everyone to collaborate on a mind map of the Web 2.0 technology space. I've created a mind map using Mind42 which you can find here. To start with its just a shell, but you can contribute and together we can create a helpful research map of the Web 2.0 technology space.
Here is the mind map I created. It's open to everyone for viewing. Right now Mind42 doesn't make it possible to invite arbitrary users to participate - I have to enter your e-mail address in a white list - so in the mean time if you are interested in contributing send me an e-mail and I'll add your e-mail address to the list of users allowed to edit the mind map. You can also save the map to your local drive in both MindMap and FreeMind format - so you can keep a copy for off line use.
Hopefully this map will become popular and everyone can benefit!
To navigate and use the Web 2.0 mind map, click here. Note: The sight is in beta so it takes a while to load up.