GWD – Getting Web(work) Done

Open Sourcing Good Ideas

As I have been working to streamline my Social Media workflow and organize my information stream in a way that I can sort and filter the thousands of daily news items I have willingly "subscribed to" in either via RSS, email, widget, whatever…

Here is the mission statement in my first post aptly titled : GWD – Getting Webwork Done – tools, taxonomies, hacks, reviews, best-of-breed

I have written a bit about building the perfect app. And in the exploration of that idea the taxonomies and tools that I use.
My first visualization of the uber app was called The Cloud the View and the App (a fable).

iGoogle
Seesmic's PING
Friendfeed on Firefox (FFoFF)
Delicious (formerly del.icio.us)

And I just found a new stunning RSS tools suite but I am trying to get my article published on RWW or some other higher traffic local.

So this page will serve a a link to all the GWD posts and I will collect the best of here as the story goes along. Please contribute your screens, igoogle setups, tweetdeck configs and any other filtering and capturing apps you use.

Join me in questing for a better Social Media process.


Some GTD notes from my previous explorations that may prove helpful.

Easy acronyms:

"TRAF" (Toss, Refer, Act, File)
"Four Ds" (Delete, Do, Delegate, Defer).


excerpt of the 43 Folders "Getting Started with GTD" page:

  1. identify all the stuff in your life that isn’t in the right place (close all open loops)
  2. get rid of the stuff that isn’t yours or you don’t need right now
  3. create a right place that you trust and that supports your working style and values
  4. put your stuff in the right place, consistently
  5. do your stuff in a way that honors your time, your energy, and the context of any given moment
  6. iterate and refactor mercilessly

I think people tend not to do the math on how much of themselves they’ve promised to other people, and that disconnect often leads to stress, unnecessary misunderstandings, and beads of existential flop sweat. Getting a handle on your commitments — and only accepting a reasonable and do-able amount of work at any given time — is one of the best habits you can pick up, whether you call it GTD, common sense, or what have you.
– from:Lifehacker Interviews 43 Folders' Merlin Mann


GTD: Getting Things Done
Get everything out of your head. Make decisions about actions required on stuff when it shows up—not when it blows up. Organize reminders of your projects and the next actions on them in appropriate categories. Keep your system current, complete, and reviewed sufficiently to trust your intuitive choices about what you're doing (and not doing) at any time. (p.16)


INBOX-ZERO (managing the incoming chaos of email)

  1. What does this message mean to me, and why do I care?
  2. What action, if any, does this message require of me?
  3. What’s the most elegant way to close out this message and the nested action it contains?

So how does Get Things Done work? (from 43 folders)

  1. identify all the stuff in your life that isn’t in the right place (close all open loops)
  2. get rid of the stuff that isn’t yours or you don’t need right now
  3. create a right place that you trust and that supports your working style and values
  4. put your stuff in the right place, consistently
  5. do your stuff in a way that honors your time, your energy, and the context of any given moment
  6. iterate and refactor mercilessly

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