This model depicts the current understanding of how I am managing my content across all the various web repositories.
Some thoughts on managing my content management dilemma.
I do a lot of internet searches and much of what I find I expect I will want to access again in the future.
I also create a lot of content almost all of it that I will want to access more than once.
As a result I spend a lot of time searching in multiple places for stuff that I want. And being the lazy person I am, I hate wasting time looking for stuff I found once, or created.
Much of the stuff I access and create is tweeted to the network in which I participate and to Systems Thinking, Modeling & Simulation News.
So how to manage all this activity in a meaningful manner such that what I need at a point in time is both findable and usable in very short order.
I've been using Diigo for some time to manage my links and it was nice that when I opened a document it would remind me that I had already captured the link in Diigo.
Quite by accident I realized that for a Premium Diigo account, which is only $59/yr, Google will search the Internet and Diigo at the same time and return the Diigo results on the right side of the page. This also works in Firefox though you have to search from the Diigo Toolbar.
The Aha! moment was when I realized that if I just put links for everything in Diigo, and add the stw-nnn bit.ly links when created, I could use Chrome or Firefox to search all of my content regardless of where it was. And when found I could open it directly form the browser window. It's one stop searching and access.
Admittedly this takes a bit of discipline though the length of time it takes to index things in Diigo when I create them will take far less time than I currently spend looking for them. The short of it is, I just have to spend a little time now to save more time later.
Mouse over the images and click on the "i" to open notes with links about each of the elements of the model.