Get to know Twitter: And then get to know AllTop. These two alone can catapult you into a Web 2.0 savvy very quickly. What’s that? You don’t have time? I hear you. I didn’t think I could squeeze anything else into my life either. Squeezing more into your life is not what this is about. This is a way to reformat and re-organize your life; more efficient, more connected, more productive, more Web 2.0. And if you don’t, you’ll soon have plenty of time as you get left behind, and I mean in a big way. Put it this way, staying in the Web 1.0 world will be like still using hand written letters instead of e-mail for all of your business communication.
You can use and shape twitter any way you like. It can be all social, all business or some of each. Jim’s Marketing Blog (link above) demonstrated to me in a couple of hours how whip smart and lightning quick of a tool twitter and twitter users are. Instant value add. Make sure you follow @NPR, @CNN and whatever news organizations you prefer on twitter when you get there as well.
AllTop is even simpler. Ahhh the beauty and elegance:
They call themselves “an online magazine rack” … but they are blogs arranged in a spacious, clean, intuitive format. Find a blog alphabetically and/or by topic. Research quickly, or browse for pleasure. This is the latest news, humor, entertainment and editorials on the web. And scanning is made even easier by offering a clip from the blog in a pop up window when you scroll over the title.
If you aren’t already subscribed to a handfull of your favorite business blogs and a handfull of your favorite personal/entertainment blogs go to AllTop and find some now. I’ll wait here…no really, go now, please. And yes, you can find me there as well. Or just subscribe at the RSS feed on the top right column of my blog here. I’ll do my best to keep you current, wine soaked and entertained.