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Organizing info

October 24, 2009

Mozilla just announced that they are working on a new open source interface that will allow users to better organize and control their various web networking tools and RSS feeds, called Raindrop.  “Raindrop recognizes that the diverse range of communication channels — Twitter, IM, Skype, Facebook, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Docs, E-mail — would be more useful if presented in a unified interface.”  This idea appeals to me as a web user because I feel like I have to log onto multiple sites to keep track of people and information.  As a librarian, the idea of integrating and organizing information into one accessible interface is very exciting and addresses an obvious need.  For example: I am in the process of creating a Facebook fan page for our library; add to that IM reference chat, intraoffice, reference and ILL emails,  and all the library list-srvs and blogs I subscribe to…it’s a lot to keep track of.  Anything that can help me personally and professionally keep better (and easier) tabs on the daily influx of information is heaven-sent in my eyes.  I also like that it is open source so there is plenty of opportunity for multiple views and improvements (crowdsourcing anyone?).

To check out the article posted yesterday at Information Week,  go to http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/web2.0/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=220900386.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Judy Sullivan permalink
    November 2, 2009 4:36 am

    I agree. It will be very handy!
    Thanks for the info.

    Judy

  2. clementmunns permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:34 pm

    I hadn’t heard of this before, but agree that the methods of communication are increasing in a way that make communication less likely. Not certain this is the answer, though.

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