Using Flowgram to Explain and Illuminate

    by Dan Gillmor
    July 3, 2008

    I’ve been advising a San Francisco startup, Flowgram, where Abhay Parekh and his team have come up with a novel Web 2.0 idea. 

    It’s a system that lets you guide someone through several websites or pages, showing various items — but where the pages and links stay “live” for the user. Here’s a smart one by a Flowgram developer, Tony Lopez, showing some great blogging tools:

    I’ve created several journalism-related Flowgrams with a focus on new media. Keep in mind that I’m still an amateur at this, as will be obvious…
    For example, take a look at this brief introduction to the Washington Post’s superb “Faces of the Fallen” project:


    Here’s another, a look at how bloggers are becoming some of the best of today’s media critics — in part by pointing directly to errors and sources that show why the original stories are mistaken.

    This tool has great possibilities.

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    • You may want to check out Diigo.com which is a great social bookmarking site that includes sticky notes and thumbnails. Even more though you can group bookmarks into active slideshows of your annotated pages.

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