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What Do You Want to Do?

How do you get organized?

What is your normal method of tracking and remembering what you have to do and when?

How do you get organized?
agenda book: 0 votes (0%)
notebook: 0 votes (0%)
cell or smart phone: 0 votes (0%)
scraps of paper/post-its: 1 votes (50%)
desktop or wall calendar: 1 votes (50%)
calendar on my computer (local): 0 votes (0%)
online calendar: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 2

Use Social Media to Pull Your Life Together

The new world of social media provides a cornucopia of fantastic tools to help you get your act together - personally, academically and professionally. The best part - most of them are absolutely free!

Go beyond Facebook to discover the online tools at your fingertips. Whether you want to plot your appointments, take voice, image or written notes, keep track of your online research and favourite websites, or stay up on news, there's a social media program waiting for you.

What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0, aka the Social Web, aka Social Media, is the new, interactive and personlized web. People gather in cyberspace to share thoughts, knowledge, images, etc.

Popular web 2.0 tools include:

  • Wikis
  • Blogs
  • RSS
  • Portals
  • Media Sharing
  • Social Bookmarking (e.g. Delicious)
  • Microblogging (e.g. Twitter)
  • Social Networks (e.g. Facebook)

actually incorporates many web 2.0 technologies (media sharing, microblogging, interactive games, etc.)

Many new interactive and personalized tools available FREE online BUT they are not 100% reliable!

  • Usually in BETA (what’s Beta?)
  • Can change interface without notice!
  • Can disappear without notice!
  • Often, the goal is to be bought out by big corporation like Google or Yahoo. Once that happens, the service may or may not stay the same...or even survive.