So, I’m starting to engage in some very specific shifts in behavior, which I want to talk about, both as a means to better share my thoughts and output, and as a way to kick off some talk about how information sharing and discovery is shifting. Here’s the deal:
1) The best place to see what I am writing/talking/thinking about right now is friendfeed. You need to ask to follow me, but if you’re not a bot, a link farmer or a spammer, I will approve you.
Why friendfeed? A couple of reasons:
a) FF is an aggregator. This means that since I am doing alot of clipping and commenting and throwing it into delicious where I can save the info and get it again later, you can see all that there pretty easily. Since my delicious use means I am not posting as many interesting links on my blog, if you care FF is the place to go.
b) You can comment on items there that you can’t comment on on delicious as easily–in other works, the ff interface supports us having a conversation, which is one of the critical points, right?
2) Twitter is a way to escape the echo chamber and sample voices/people.
I pruned my twitter stream a day ago. to make room for some new voices. I just went and got a bunch, mostly tied to an area I am going to spend time in over the summer. It was amazing how much I learned about the area–and about some interesting people to follow–by using the twitter location search- good way to suss out digerati in a new place.
3) Blogs are longer form and my virtual ADD is getting worse (but I still love blogging).
I still love blogging, but so much of what I am doing right now is boiling down to snippets, and ff and twitter are good tools for that.
On the other hand, I could never write this post in either medium.
So, question for you all: How are social media tools shifting your discourse?