I try to utilise my time on the bus in the mornings for good (reading feeds and lists) instead of evil (playing games on my PSP). I have even taken to catching some alternative routes to get a slightly longer ride. I also have the backup book in case the internet/mobile phone network collapses or my phones battery runs out (this is currently The Back of a Napkin by Dan Roam).
Seeing some emails about a Google Group we have set up for the Bucket, and some comments made on my recent blog move, got me thinking about how you can tie social computing things together to have the whole greater than the some of the parts.
Here is an example:
We have set up the Knowledge Bucket wiki for people to contribute links and references about a number of facets of KM. [wiki]
We have then set up a list where people are added when they sign up as users to the wiki. This list notifies people of events, activities and other happenings. [list]
I am then considering a blog where Bucket users can then share their experiences about KM and the Bucket [blog].
I am toying with a Twitter account with feeds from the blog. [microblog]
Another step could be a LinkedIn group of ‘Bucketeers’ so they can get to know each other.
This may be a bit of overkill but I think it works better when integrated rather than isolated pieces. In this case the Wiki is the link to the other tools. It is also chicken and egg as I am talking about the tools without discussing the needs they are being used to address. I will make sum assumptions here that people reading this will understand the needs this addresses.
I would be interested in hearing other peoples thoughts and experiences with tying these tools together,