Articles by Thomas Vander Wal
Personal KM: Shifting sands
"As the digital information world changes, it sometimes eases our information use and reuse; but other times, the changes are not steps forward..."
Personal KM: Searching my clouds
"The bring-your-own-device model for work has added to the storage problem because work and personal services are becoming interwoven..."
Personal KM: One-stop PKM
One of the struggles of handling personal information gathered from multiple sources is lack of central management. Finding a service that can meet many needs across devices, while keeping it all in sync, is difficult. Evernote provides the capability to capture content of interest, annotate and add metadata to it, optimize it for search, and retrieve it as well as manage it across devices.
Personal KM: Digital wheat from chaff
"Our social platforms are full of information and links floating through them. Keeping up with them is incredibly difficult..."
Personal KM: Pull & push with IFTTT
Personal KM: Tagging for one's self
Our human fuzzy brains can benefit from tagging, but they also make tagging a wee bit flaky...
Personal KM: Quotes from e-books live with Findings
Genius at your fingertips
Turning phatic fumes into golden nuggets
Phat·ic (ftk) adj. Of, relating to, or being speech used to share feelings or to establish a mood of sociability rather than to communicate information or ideas...
Getting value from e-book exhaust
The value of "data exhaust" to us depends on two things: finding it, and being able to use it.
Interconnecting your ecosystem
How to tame the daily feeds