Web 2.0 Best Practices. Who wants to volunteer to co-create a short (and rapidly mutating) best practices document for how to make best use of all the

This stuff is cool. And it’s changing daily. But let’s face it, unless you’re one of the geek acolytes in this new space, most people don’t have the time in their schedules to sit and read in the bathroom, let alone figure out the cool new web-app of the week and also figure out how to integrate it into their identity system.

So here is what I would like to invite you all to co-create with me. A list of best practices that the bulk of you use on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to manage your digital identity.

It might look something like this:


Primary tools:

  • blog located at www.myname.com published using tool ABC (other tools could be DEF, GHI, or JKL)
  • Blog-editor MNO or PQR to post articles
  • Linked In profile to store all of my key data
  • etc.

Secondary tools:

  • Flickr account – linked back to a section in my blog
  • Del.icio.us: linked back to a section on my blog
  • Onfolio or similar for clippings and pre-blog storage


  • Bloglines to aggregate 150 feeds
  • PubSub or xxxx or yyyy to search for feeds
  • etc.
  • etc.

In the spirit of using our own tools, can we set this up in a wiki inside the What’s web 2.0 website and work on it from there?

The goal would be to build a simple list of best apps and best practices that can be united to create a fully active, multimedia web 2.0 persona with the least amount of effort. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of every piece of software – just the best ones.

Anybody up for it? (Boris, Roland, Will, Kris, Stewart, Ean????)