You have almost certainly picked up some new logins, websites, organizational tools, and forms of communication over the past few months. You have wikis to update, wikis to read, Google readers to read, RSS feeds, weebly to update, Diigo, facebook, blogs to read and blogs to post... You have to remember which email you used to sign up for each of those, and how to get back to the site that sounded so cool in July. Feeling scattered?
You need to develop a system to deal with all of this, and create a routine that will keep it manageable. I call that effort, that management of many tech pieces, your digital hygiene. Like personal hygiene, it is something you will develop in a way that works for you. Every task does not have to be done with identical frequency. Some require daily attention. Some can be allowed to slip to an "occasional" status. Some tasks deserve a weekly look. Some are more fun than others! (C'mon, who really enjoys flossing?)
There are organizational strategies and tools to help us maintain our digital hygiene.
My favorite so far is Diigo. Yes, it's part of the load of new things that we've learned, but it is a place to corral all the websites that keep coming our way. I have gotten in the habit of adding sites by clicking on the "Bookmark" button on the Diigo toolbar. Now I have to get better about routinely organizing and tagging the sites.
Do you have a trick or a tool to help manage your digital hygiene? Or a frustration? Please share it with us!