Exploring Digsby as a PIM tool
Presented by Stephanie L. Gross, MLS
METRO Thursday, March 11th, 2010
What do I organize?
Instant Messaging (IM & Chat)
Digsby has built-in Meebo widget
Also provides for Google/Yahoo, etc.
Trillian and Pidgeon on hormones
So far, not for mobile reference @ YU
Main interest: Keeping abreast of
edu-tech trends and technology
Alternate with Google Reader AND
RSS feeds to email
Listservs: Copyright, electronic
reserves (not on s/media sites)
Mission: Develop a following
Organizational blog (e.g. Blogger)
Be a critical follower
Twitter microblog most popular
Blogs, listservs, wikis
No pressure to converse with all
Answer occasional email query or
Twitter DM (Direct Message)
Post answers on LinkedIn
Digsby on the Desktop
My morning coffee “buzz”
Instant messaging and Chat
Chat to touch bases for quick
Use email for longer discussions.
IM useful for working with groups.
Helpful for keeping in touch with
members (NYLM 430+). Personal
Know when to use Digsby & when
Literature (Mashable 2010) suggests
the more we multi-task, the worse
Alternate between email alerts & RSS
feeds and Digsby.
Set aside time during day/week.
Be a “Shareaholic”
Social media as “Virtual Consortium”