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I have used the social bookmarking service delicious on a fairly superficial level up to now, I would say.
I was interested in how I could share my links and when I was a manager of 12 trainers/instructional designers, the benefits of a pooled set of favourites/bookmarks, tagged and annotated made me salivate. I realize now that this is really level one use, a group uploading their faves to the same place, mainly an efficiency savings and an access winner.
I’m no longer a manager with employees, I’m an independent. Now I’m ready to take it to the next level and really try to embrace the socialness of it. If I believe my own opinions, who might be just as important as what, and that would apply to their links as well.
Now to decide:
- Who should be in my network? I know Mark Oehlert has a delicious badge on his blog and his e-Clippings history must make his links pretty extensive, since he’s been collecting these for quite awhile. How do you choose? What’s involved with the network part of things?
- Do I connect it to twitter? – will this annoy those who follow me? How much is too much integration?
- Do I place a badge on the blog to allow people to see my links? – can’t see how this will hurt, but then it means I should keep them up to date, and to be honest I’m kind of hit and miss with link management.
- Do I need to know anything about being public?
I can see how this can become part of the Personal Knowledge Management that Harold Jarche speaks of. I think as a consultant, it now really comes back to working in the business vs working on the business, just like in the E-Myth. Since the use of these tools is both in-the-business (understanding the depth of social learning applicable for organizations) and on-the-business work (a way of advertising or marketing to a degree), I’m not sure which way to rationalize!
So, delicious-ites/ers/ese – whatever the plural of delicious afficianados is – gimme some advice…