It's been 58 days since we launched the Sets function on our site. This morning we arrived to find that more than 500 individual, publicly listed sets have been lovingly created. (The 500th is about Sir Graham Henry)
What are people making sets about?
After a rummage through online records, people like to make sets that are:
- Funny and quirky: Appreciating old things in a new context.
- Visually pleasing, arty and creative: Pulling together beautiful but disparate items, telling a story or making a mini exhibition of a favorite artist's work on the API.
- Educational or informational: Showing information about a subject, place, or moment in time.
- On personal history: Finding items that relate to your own background, whether it's family or workplace history.
Here are 50 sets in order of most visited
4. Come hither
7. Foot models
10. Unitec History
14. Anne Noble
18. Pet portraits
24. All lit up
26. Split Enz
31. That's unlucky
45. Old Wellington
47. McCahon's Cubism
48. Seed catalogues
Get creating sharing to topple these sets off the top 50...
You can currently create sets and share them on social media. We have a lot of fun selecting and profiling new ones each day on our front page. Our techies are working on making sure that sets are also easy to search, browse and discover. Watch this space!