Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Too many technologies for communication?

Technologies for communication, collaboration, social networking, and career building are plentiful. I have a presence on Facebook, Linked-In, Second Life, and Shelfari. I Twitter, and post on this blog and another one entitled Instructional Zen, which is focused specifically on instructional design for online learning. The dilemma is each of these tools are separate entities and I often wonder, wouldn't it be nice to have each of my favorite online technologies in one place and with one connected interface? Sure, I can and do use iGoogle to and Google reader to help organize all my tools and feeds, but am hoping someone will come up with a more full featured and customizable product. One that will allow me to go to one web page to access all the content I want in a way that makes sense to me. If you know of anything out there or on the horizon share it with me.

As a post script you've most likely noticed that my posts have been fewer and farther between. Life, work, and school have consumed much of my time. Once I have finished my comprehensive exams my posts should be more regular. Until then, I will post as I have time.