Within five years, every freaking site on the Interweb will have a social networking component to it. Flashcard Friends, a site where you can share flashcards with online friends, is proof that you can add a social component to darn near anything.
Flashcard Friends works a lot like Flashcard Exchange and cueFlash in that you or your students can upload and share cards for review. However, Flashcard Friends does those sites one better by letting you interact with other educators and students looking for/offering cards for review. It’s actually not a bad idea when you think about it – if you know one of your friends always makes the best flashcards, you’ll be more likely to go to that person in the future. Who knows? Your shared interest in Revolutionary War battles may kindle a lasting friendship. -BILL FERRIS