Book Summaries Using Mind Maps is an interesting application of mindmaps. I am not sure whether I can read books this way, but would love to get a summary and preserve and reflect on what I learned from a book.
In fact, drawing a mindmap while reading (or shortly after) may be the best way to preserve concepts, relationships and some ideas for further research.
” In collaboration with Socialtext, we’ve created a wiki that tracks which of the Fortune 500 is blogging. We found that only 4% of the F500 are doing so.“
Here is a link to the wiki page that tracks the companies with employee blogs.
This is an interesting correlation with the RSS Usage Patterns from Yahoo I posted earlier. Coincidence?
• Awareness of RSS is quite low among Internet users. 12% of users are aware of RSS, and 4% have knowingly used RSS.
• 27% of Internet users consume RSS syndicated content on personalized start pages (e.g., My Yahoo!, My MSN) without knowing that RSS is the enabling technology.
• 28% of Internet users are aware of podcasting, but only 2% currently subscribe to podcasts.
• Even tech-savvy “Aware RSS Users” prefer to access RSS feeds via user-friendly, browserbased experiences (e.g., My Yahoo!, Firefox, My MSN).”
The two page report has some interesting stats on RSS usage patterns and tools.
Here is a link to the full document.
I wonder why I did not try it out earlier. It is one of the best blogging tools I have used. It is so easy to add links, create and attach categories. With less than 15 minutes of usage, I am in love with this package. Thanks to Robert Scoble for pointing this out.
Happy New Year.
Scoble gave a talk on blogging at Doug’s place. It was great to hear why he blogs and some interesting perspectives about blogging. I have been asking Doug to blog for a couple of years now and Scoble’s talk today definitely helped. Hope to see Doug in action soon.