July 22, 2008
As an online learner who is trying to come to terms with Web2.0, it has become extremely obvious why it is called the ‘read write web’. I started very gently, following those who I had already met online. Oh I thought to myself, this is cool, I can handle this.
However, by following person(a) I then found several other writers / teachers whose work was of interest. The same happened with persons(b), (c) and more. Each person led me to new sites, new people, new ideas, new writings.
Even trying to be very selective, I have pages of links, more RSS feeds and more memberships than I can handle. So I have moved into aggregating tools such as Diigo and del.icio.us, and hope that this will give me back some control over the information and sites that interest me.
Now I am asking myself:
“Do I have a defective filter?”
“Am I looking at too wide a slice of the ‘net?”
“How do others handle following hundreds of people?”
Does anyone have any strategies that help them keep on top of their Web2.0 selections?