the ability to tinker is directly tied to the ability to discover openly. 'Roaming', 'surfing', 'exploring', and 'searching' are a means of both becoming more aware of the features & possibilities of the online landscape (past, present, & future), as well as finding better tools & guides with which to learn, experiment, & build. My feeling is that the more open and diverse that landscape is, the more likely it is to cultivate active participation (whether tinkering, coding, connecting, or just expanding web culture in various ways).
- TiddlyWiki non-linear notebooks for planning, note-taking, dreaming...
- Twine make text-based games/non-linear stories/whatever you want!
- Great DJ! make and share collaborative playlists (there's a few sprinkled around here)
- Happy Hues cute color palettes (interactive!)