Oh sure. I’m a pretty savvy web guy as most of you already know.
But, there are 2 new tools, if you will, in my quiver and I’m liking them fine, so I thought I’d share.
The first some of you already know about. That would be Twitter. Part blog, kinda. Part IM, kinda. Part text message, kinda. You’ve seen the widget over there for awhile now (or, here for you feed readers) and I think it’s quite fun! What it does is allow you to post random messages for anyone to follow. You can post from the site, your phone, AIM, gtalk, and there is even a Firefox extension! Plus a snazzy app for the mac. There are already a bunch of folks using it, including the BBC and someone is posting the daily Woot offerings. Anyway, like I said, I think it’s fun. If you want to try it out, you can find me there as dbwilldo.
The next piece of web gadgetry I’ve been totally diggin’ is 30 boxes. It’s an online calendar. Yes, another online calendar, but this one totally picks up where the others leave off.
First, you can add entries by typing them in plain English. Tomorrow 11am meet the parents for example. You can import or export like you would expect. You can tag (like del.icio.us or gmail), it interacts with much of your other web2.0 stuff (flickr, twitter, del.icio.us and others I think) plus you can add whatever RSS feed you like. Now, here is the cool part. When you are looking at the calendar and you point at a day, EVERYTHING that happened on that day is listed. Flickr posts, rss feed items, whatever. It’s all there. Plus the now standard social networking aspect you have come to expect from these types of applications. Brilliant I say! Absolutely brilliant!
I highly recommend everything listed here. Especially 30boxes and (:gasp: you don’t use this already?)del.icio.us.