Obviously, Rhiza Labs makes the coolest participatory Web tools around. And, there’s a lot of creativity in the web world. We’re particularly impressed with:
- The National Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Visions for Transforming America, an interactive map showing older neighborhoods that are ripe for revitalization, those neighborhoods’ metropolitan contexts, and slideshows illustrating paths to reinvestment. [via Rooflines]
- LiveMocha combines social networking with web-based software that helps users learn foreign languages within an online learning community.
- “The Printed Blog, a Chicago start-up, plans to reprint blog posts on regular paper, supplement with local ads and distribute it free in big cities.” [via New York Times]
- 99Problems.org, a project of the League of Young Voters Education Fund, is soliciting reader contributions to generate one blog entry per day documenting issues the Obama administration should tackle sooner than later.
Check these out to see a few more ways that social media is changing the way we plan, learn, communicate and do business — and stay tuned for future round-ups.