Communicating 2.0

My morning routine is to sit in my recliner, read the paper, and browse through email on my laptop. Being a baby boomer I still like the hard copy newspaper, but find myself mostly reading the local sections, and getting national news from  Yahoo!news on my computer. I get a daily email from feedblitz with postings of all the blogs I follow. It's that dinosaur thing again, I prefer email to feed readers and consolidators.

This morning my feedblitz email was full of juicy nuggets. A nugget to me is an idea, tool, or technology that I can maybe apply toward our Web 2.0 efforts at Sun. 

My first thought when I get an idea based on a nugget is to communicate with people who might care, either as an FYI or recommendation for action. The good news is that there are now many ways to do this, the bad news is that there are now many ways to do this. I found myself doing three different communications for each of three ideas. The sequence was:

  1. Twitter. I generally  hope other people are listening and will respond to me in real time. These are mostly FYIs.
  2. Email. This is where I'll expand on an idea, and possibly recommend further action. Some are emails to a group, others to a person.
  3. Blog posting. Actually I'll probably combine all three ideas into one blog posting, so it's really seven communications, not nine.

The next part of my Sunday routine is to walk my dogs to Starbucks. We've been considering a new puppy and are scouting breeders. We ran into a woman who highly recommended a breeder in San Diego. I asked my wife if she had pen/paper to make a note of the breeders name. It then occurred to me that my phone was in my pocket. I had never recorded a memo on my phone before, but it seemed like the right time. I couldn't figure out where the "Voice Key" was on my new phone, I had to settle for a text message to myself..

I wonder if my communications will be more consolidated in the next few years.

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