A colleague plucked up the courage to approach me today and ask about how I keep up to date.
They have a major issue with email overload and are a little technologically challenged.
After a bit of discussion around the details of the issue we had a look at some blogs, RSS Feeds and social tagging tools.
It was then I tied a few threads together (Chris Collison - Social Bookmarking made simple...; Patrick Lambe - Blogs can calm the raging sea; Matt Moore - You've got (more) mail; Chris Fletcher - Do you RSS?) and ended up directing them to some great short intros to various social computing tools at Commoncraft including:
- Blogs: http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs
- Wiki: http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english
- RSS Feeds: http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english
- Social Bookmarking: http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english
Great way to communicate the meaning without a camtasia screenshot fest.