Books I’m currently reading or have recently finished

Mobilizing Generation 2.0: A Practical Guide to Using Web2.0 Technologies to Recruit, Organize and Engage Youth
by Ben Rigby, Rock the Vote

Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies
by Charlene Li, Josh Bernoff

Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools
by Gwen Solomon, Lynne Schrum

World Wide Rave: Creating Triggers that Get Millions of People to Spread Your Ideas and Share Your Stories
by David Meerman Scott

How to Do Everything with Your Web 2.0 Blog
by Todd Stauffer

The Call of Service
by Robert Coles

Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell

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Jim Coliton

I’d probably pick Mobilizing Generation 2.0. It has treatments of the major web 2.0 technologies as well as specific suggestions for using the strengths of each.

But there is one line from Outliers that sticks in my head. The author is talking about the work that people do and he talks about the need for meaningful work. Everyone needs to know that their work has meaning. Sometimes it is hard to find meaning in sitting in a cubicle auditing a web page for compliance to federal standards. But then I find meaning in exploring web and social media to build up the volunteer program that my wife runs. My web knowledge and experience can be applied in a way that I can find meaning. 🙂