The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Del.icio.us brings in fresh air to my surfing/researching/discovery


A large part (85%+) of my work involves communication/change management and one* of the methods I use is to supply stories of where certain behaviours/features have worked at other organisations. The knack is to use stories that are current, relevant and have an "Aha!" moment within them.

So where to find them.
On the Web. Yeah, ok ... but where?

One of my discovery mechanisms I am finding very useful and extremely focussed is to use del.icio.us. In practice what I do is:
  1. Find someone I respect that is working in a similar field
  2. Find them on del.icio.us
  3. Add them to my network
  4. Subscribe to my network RSS feed
  5. Watch the sites they bookmark
It does feel a wee bit like looking over someone's shoulder but I can live with that.

Some people not only bookmark the sites but add comments and use del.icio.us as a sort of blog - this is extremely useful and I will try and do the same from now on.

Give it a whirl yourself and see what you click through to - the hard parts are steps 1 & 2 and I started with one person and moved slowly out from there. Maybe check people's blogs that you like and find helpful to see if they link back to their del.icio.us account.
Of course you could always use me:-)

* One ... it's a fluid/agile beastie that I have to adapt to the people and the situation. In essence

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