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Participating in Digital Community, or Lots of Links to David



I’ve been doing some thinking about all the different digital communities I participate in on the web, so I thought I’d create a list of them. It’s not a short list.

Things I use the most:

Video stuff:

  • My videoblog
  • blip.tv (I store all my videos at blip – they rock)
  • YouTube (sometimes I post video here too)
  • justin.tv (experimenting with this – they call it “lifecasting” – but in web years I’m an oldie, so it’s really just a new, easy-to-use webcam service)

Podcasting services (mainly experiments):

  • utterz (easy-to-use mobile service – done from my cell phone)
  • talkshoe (used mainly for the LITA election podcasts – not sure what to do with it now)

Music stuff (you can find me singing and musiking in a few different places):

  • last.fm (newest stuff goes here)
  • SoundClick (first place I put music – and it’s still around!)
  • SoundClick for my 80′s college band (we so rocked)
  • PureVolume (I have 4 songs here – not really doing anything with it)

Other things I toy with:

  • Pownce (just friend people who friend me here – really nothing else since I’m good with twitter)
  • Plaxo (link to people who link to me, not much else)
  • LinkedIn (mainly link to people who link to me)
  • Skype (davidleeking on skype)
  • Second Life (Daweed Quatro in Second Life)
  • MySpace (recently been actively used with some college friends who have just “discovered the web” :-) )
  • LibraryThing (I go on LibraryThing binges once in awhile…)

Seeing this list, some of you will have different reactions. Some of you might think “Dang, David – that’s WAY TOO MANY things to sign up for!” while others of you are probably thinking “slacker – get with the program!”

Either way, I’ll say this – if you want to fully understand how the emerging web works, you have to experience it. You have to sign up, friend people (the more the merrier), and PARTICIPATE. There’s no other way to really understand what’s going on and how you might use it personally or for your organization. Reading about it won’t give you a full grasp – it’s like reading about going to a major league ballgame vs. actually going to one – two very different experiences.

Closing Question – is there anything you use frequently that’s NOT on this list? What do you like about it? Something on this list you don’t use? Why?

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  • http://www.bpl.org/ Scot Colford

    Dude, what about Google Reader? I follow your shared items all the time.

  • http://www.bpl.org Scot Colford

    Dude, what about Google Reader? I follow your shared items all the time.

  • davidleeking

    Ha! I didn’t even think about the shared items thing! Yes, I’m in Google Reader pretty much all day long. Thanks for reminding me about that one!

  • davidleeking

    Ha! I didn’t even think about the shared items thing! Yes, I’m in Google Reader pretty much all day long. Thanks for reminding me about that one!

  • http://mollykleinman.com/ Molly Kleinman

    Wikipedia, dude! I look something up there almost every day, and recently have been getting more involved in editing and occasionally creating articles. I’m also on a couple of much smaller, community and work-based wikis. Wikis count, no?

  • http://mollykleinman.com Molly Kleinman

    Wikipedia, dude! I look something up there almost every day, and recently have been getting more involved in editing and occasionally creating articles. I’m also on a couple of much smaller, community and work-based wikis. Wikis count, no?

  • davidleeking

    Molly – sure, wikis count. Wikipedia has the editing/writing part, but also a large community connection part. Good call.

  • davidleeking

    Molly – sure, wikis count. Wikipedia has the editing/writing part, but also a large community connection part. Good call.

  • http://www.theexperiment.org/ Lia Friedman

    Goodreads!

  • http://www.theexperiment.org Lia Friedman

    Goodreads!

  • Meredith Solomon

    What about GoogleDocs, Zoho, or some other web based office tool collaboration?

  • Meredith Solomon

    What about GoogleDocs, Zoho, or some other web based office tool collaboration?

  • http://carl-johan.hunefalk.com/ Carl-Johan Hunefalk

    FriendFeed, MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog, Xing, SecondBrain, Jaiku, StumbleUpon – I think it’s up to each one of us to select our poison…

    The key is to stay engaged. It’s tough to stay committed to a lot of social platforms at once, it’s better to focus on the ones that fit you and work on improving your influence there.

  • http://carl-johan.hunefalk.com/ Carl-Johan Hunefalk

    FriendFeed, MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog, Xing, SecondBrain, Jaiku, StumbleUpon – I think it’s up to each one of us to select our poison…

    The key is to stay engaged. It’s tough to stay committed to a lot of social platforms at once, it’s better to focus on the ones that fit you and work on improving your influence there.