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  • Interdependence of Digsby with other productivity tools. So far for PC only. Forum: Digsby still in Beta.
  • Compare with TweetDeck, Google Buzz, Google Wave, etc.
  • Pidgeon just IM ; Trillian FB, Twitter only?
  • After lunch, tend to prefer Reader. Sometimes, reverse the order, depending on the workload.
  • Still use FB chat occasionally. Excellent for event-planning.
  • Desktop alerts can become annoying if contain “noise”.
  • Follow link to Web, bookmark, share, and comment.
  • Build network, subscribe to feeds. Critical to organize URLs gleaned from Web. Peter Morville: “Findability”
  • Over 100+ sites. Find those that serve the community that most directly relates to your mission.

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  • Pecha Kucha Exploring Digsby as an Opensource Productivity Tool Presented by Stephanie L. Gross, MLS METRO Thursday, March 11 th , 2010
  • Digsby aggregates:
    • Social Media
    • Instant Messaging (IM & Chat)
    • Email
    • E-Content from the Web
  • Social Media
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • MySpace
    • Twitter
  • Instant Messaging
    • Digsby has built-in Meebo widget
    • Also provides for Google/Yahoo, etc. Chat
    • Trillian and Pidgeon “on hormones”
    • Contacts in 1 place
  • Personal Use
    • So far, not for mobile reference @ YU
    • Main interest: Keeping abreast of edu-tech trends and technology [SLG]
    • Alternate with Google Reader AND
    • RSS feeds to email
    • Listservs: Copyright, electronic reserves (not on s/media sites)
    • Google Reader Sidebar
  • Mission: Develop a following
    • Organizational blog (e.g. Blogger)
    Note : Networked Blogs on FB Publicize to the Max
  • Be a critical follower
    • Twitter microblog most popular
    • Follow “mavens”, e.g. Mashable
    • Blogs, listservs, wikis
    • No pressure to converse with all
    • Answer occasional email query or Twitter DM (Direct Message)
    • Initiate discussions on LinkedIn ; follow feedback on Digsby
  • Digsby on the Desktop
    • My morning coffee “buzz”
    Beward of over-stimulation !
  • Digsby on Facebook
    • On Profile Page
  • Notifications on Facebook
    • Remember to edit out “noise”
  • Digsby Sidebar on Desktop
    • Hover & Click on desired contacts
  • Keep up with edu-tech
    • Twitter Feeds
  • Be “uber-organized” elsewhere
    • Twitter Lists
  • Bookmark useful URLS
    • Delicious or Faviki : Use tags!
    Be "findable" (Peter Morville)
  • Be visually consistent
    • TwitBacks : Electronic biz-card (uses badges, icons, group photo)
  • Share professionally
    • AJL Wiki
  • Maintain wikis & homepages
    • Cool picks, addendum, etc.
  • Instant messaging and Chat
    • Remember “Netiquette” : Be professional.
    • Chat to touch bases for quick consult.
    • (Remember: Chats can be logged .)
    • Use email for longer discussions.
    • IM useful for working with groups. Helpful for keeping in touch with members (NYLM 430+). Personal touch.
  • Time Management
    • Know when to use Digsby & when NOT
    • Literature (Mashable 2010) suggests the more we multi-task, the worse we become
    • Alternate between email alerts & RSS feeds and Digsby.
    • Have a routine : Set aside time during day/week.
  • Be a “Shareaholic”
    • Social media as “Virtual Consortium”
  • Retaggr e-Card
    • Card or page