My PKM Process

Shannon Tipton, recently asked if I could share my process for keeping up with the topics I’m interested in and how I curate the best thing that I find along the way.

Here is a video walking through my personal set up for keeping up, organizing and sharing — and doing it efficiently with a minimal time commitment.

I’ve been introducing these steps to my team here at Mindset Digital and have shared some tips for getting started with each step of the process:

I’d love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments. And I’d love to hear what your process is too!

 

Social Bookmarking

Social Bookmarking

Harold Jarche has said that using social bookmarking could be  “…the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge.” and I totally agree. It’s also an easy way to get started with the concept of “Working Out Loud” and curation.

It is super easy to get started with social bookmarks and it’s only slightly different from what you’re already doing when you save bookmarks in your web browser. A few of  the benefits of social bookmarking include:

  • Moving your bookmarks online and accessible from anywhere instead of being locked in a single place/device. (If you’ve ever tried to remember a site you bookmarked at work while you were out of the office you can appreciate this one!)
  • The tagging feature makes them much easier to manage and find what you’re looking for. Unlike browser bookmarks which can only be in one folder, you can apply multiple tags to each link you save.
  • They can be private or public -it’s up to you.
  • Your public links are shareable

To see it in action take 2 minutes and watch this Common Craft Video “Social Bookmarking in Plain English

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Back in the day I was a huge fan of Delicious, but after being sold and rebuilt I’ve never gone back. I use Diigo these days, which also has some nice additional features like highlighting, annotating, group sharing and others.

Pinterest is another option and Jane Bozarth has a good article on “Pinterest for L&D” that’s definitely worth checking out.

Here’s a downloadable, printable sheet on Social Bookmarking you can use for yourself or for sharing with others.

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Where are your bookmarks? What do you like or dislike about where they are?

Read It Later Apps

Read It Later Apps

It happens every day—you’re in the middle of working, but something catches your attention. You definitely want to read or watch it, but just not right now. What should do you do?Try a ‘Read It Later’ app to save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics, or whatever else you discover.

Try a ‘Read It Later’ app to save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics, or whatever else you discover.A single click lets you save, read, and manage the things you find online. Save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Feedly, and many more. And because it syncs across your devices you can dive into them when and where you want. Some apps even make things available for offline access.

A single click lets you save, read, and manage the things you find online. Save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Feedly, and many more. And because it syncs across your devices you can dive into them when and where you want. Some apps even make things available for offline access.

If you’re using an app like Feedly to efficiently keep up with the topics you’re interested in you can use the “Save for Later” button right at the top of each item.

Download this printable guide or share it with others:

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TAKE AWAY: Creating Your Own Personalized Information Feed

In my previous post, I talked about using a Feed Reader as a better way to do the work of keeping up and engaging with the best and latest advances in your field. I’m also sharing this within our org and have put together this one page handout to accompany it.

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You can grab a copy of “Keeping Up In a Busy World” here.

What do you use to keep up everything you’re interested in?

This week we’re going to look at “Read It Later” apps and I will share the take away for that one soon.