Are you one of those people who hate change? Like to do things like you’ve always done them and no amount of hype and recommendations from pesky friends will change that? I thought so. I used to be a skeptic like you until I took a stroll down the web 2.0 lane and emerged a new, more productive, man and I’m here to pass this gift onto you. So gather round and get comfy because your life is about to be changed.
I decided to jump right in the deep end and do some experimenting with Twitter which I’ve never used before. I know what you’re thinking ‘how can Twitter be a productive tool? It’s the opposite of productive’. Well that’s where you are wrong. I am able to promote this fantastic blog on twitter, I get a lot of my news on twitter and I only get news about my interests and not what Justin Bieber is having for lunch. I also get my fill of politics and selfies by following the KRudd which has renewed my interest in what’s going on in Canberra a little bit. Normally I would seek out this information on multiple other websites but now thanks to the marvel that is twitter, I have more time in my day to publish blog posts.
I’ve had a linked in account for some time now but I have never really used it and I’m unsure as to why I even crated an account in the first place. It turns out that linked in can serve as an online resume that you can use to apply for jobs, receive handy tips from industry professionals about almost anything related to your career and make connections within the industry. I’ll be starting my career very soon and I’m glad that I now have this tool at my disposal.
Possibly my top pick for web 2.0 tools is Google Drive. I don’t know how I would survive without it because it is just so amazing. Is there anything that it can’t do? I use it as digital storage for all of my uni documents which also allows me to access them from anywhere that has an internet connection. I can share these documents with colleagues straight from Google docs and it will also allow that fellow colleague and I to edit that document together! It has got to be the handiest tool for working collaboratively in the world.
Well there you have it, 3 ways that you can take advantage of web 2.0 technologies to make your life more productive. If you know of any alternatives to these tools please leave a comment and tell me all about it or tell me what’s your favorite web 2.0 tool and why.