Pecha Kucha Version 2


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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.
  • Pecha Kucha Version 2

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