My motto is, “It’s not what you know, but what you share!” People who know me know that I make no secret that almost all of my shared resources come from Twitter. Twitter is all about finding the right people to follow that will allow you find the resources that will help you do your job better. That’s the key to me as to why Twitter is such a valuable social media tool.
In order to make Twitter successful and productive for me, I needed a way to get what I had tweeted to my bookmarks. I use Delicious as my bookmarking tool. My old school way was once a week or month, I would copy and paste each tweet over to my delicious account as a bookmark with tags. This was a horribly inefficient process. Then I discovered Packrati. Packrati works with my Twitter and Delicious accounts to automatically bookmark and tag anything I tweet.
Here’s how it works: If there is a URL in my tweet, it automatically gets posted on my delicious web page. Any words within that tweet that have a hashtag (#) are added as Delicious tags of the bookmarked page. Welcome to the world of super-productivity! To start setting up accounts for yourself, visit the following websites and create accounts: twitter.com, delicious.com, and packrati.us. If you are interested in seeing all of the resources I have gathered, check out my bookmarks at delicious.com/sgilley or follow me on Twitter @uniqsuseq.