Information and knowledge are key ingredients in today's world. The pace of development is frustrating many people...we are missing tools that allow for sorting and organizing information/knowledge. I've pieced together a set of tools that I use to make sense of the world around me:
- RSS and blogs - Wikis for collaboration - Discussion forums for dialogue - Furl to keep pages of note - del.icio.us for tagging and following micro trends - Skype for real-time dialogue - iVocalize for real-time collaboration/presentation - Plone as a "knowledge base" - i.e. a centralizing tool for files, some community building - The "old stuff" - email, IM
What types of tools are you using to manage your personal knowledge?
- rss for listening - blogs for speaking (dialog, publication, portfolio) - wikis for organizing my thinking and collecting my synthesized responses - raw server space for active archiving documents - CD's for inactive archive - database for indexing content - furl as clipping file - delicious, but I don't know why or what - flickr for publishing individual photos - skype for IM/voip conference - Civicspace (Drupal based) for collaborative/community spaces - IM: Usual suspects - email, irc: use is declining
RSS feeds really changed my life... i have so much more in just a few minutes of my day.
Backpack and Moodle. Backpack is awesome. I keep links with notes to myself about why I decided to save the link.
The Moodle package I have includes a "course" for instructors so I blog and wiki to myself. Kinda like a diary more robust.
Both allow me articulate what I have learned and ask myself questions that I can think about later.