Part of the benefit of the ill-named Web 2.0 shift is that
- the read-only web can now be both read and written (wikis, personal blogs, YouTube etc.)
- a great deal of its strength comes from networks and shared resources
Here’s one that’s easy to learn, use and share: del.icio.us, the link tagging service
- Get a del.icio.us account
- Use the Flock browser (which I’m loving) or the del.icio.us Firefox plug-in to make tagging your favorite sites easier. (Preachers: this is a great way to mark those tidbits for future sermons.)
- Share your favorite links with your friends. Better than those awkward “I’m your cat with a dead mouse/look what I found” emails. Yes, you may share with me; my user name is boyinthebands. (Of course.) And thank you.
- Start searching del.icio.us by tags instead of always going to Google. I find great pre-vetted resources that way.
- Or perhaps you keep seeing a user’s name. I have a del.icio.us doppleganger and love his links. If the account is public, you can read all of your favorite del.icio.us user’s links in an RSS reader, like Google Reader.
Enjoy your new productivity/obsession.