I’ve noticed a trend here lately: every time I have something I want to comment on or have a thought I want to share my first inclination is to send out a twitter (if it’s short or fleeting) or do a quick post. If its just a link, I will hit the del.icio.us button in my browser and it’s saved there for anyone that reads or subscribes to my feed as well as getting posted to twitter through twitterfeed (after a scrub in yahoo pipes to get the del.icio.us feed cleaned up). However, for some things I know in the back of my mind that some of the people that I would ant to see that blog post, tweet or link. So I end up emailing it to some people as well. This has two effects: the upfront extra work of getting the info out to two places and then the extra work of having two follow-up streams. Then there’s the opportunity cost of not having those follow-up streams connected – which impacts both my ability to process and connect the info and lessens the interaction between the responders.
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