Self Productivity with Web 2.0 tools

Posted: August 23, 2012 in INB346 Enterprise 2.0
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Web 2.0 has opened many doors for both personal and business use to improve productivity and enables users to achieve whatever they desire. This second blog post in enterprise 2.0 is about grasping and enhancing personal productivity using web 2.0 tools.

Web 2.0 and social applications are not just here for fun, they can be a powerful tool for data sharing with the world through any means thinkable. Examples of how a person can be productive through the web are used in wiki articles, twitter, blog posts, photo/video sharing and forums.  The more useful web 2.0 tools a person can use and use effectively, the more self-productive and knowledgeable a person can be, simply through effective manipulation of web 2.0 tools.

The web allows us to be self-productive through many means and I’ve found this theory to apply to me through the use of many web 2.0 tools such as Facebook, SkyDrive, Google Docs, Forums and many more tools. There are two tools in particular that I have recently signed up for and used that I have found very helpful in being self-productive.


I first used SkyDrive by default is my new Nokia Lumia windows phone had it built into the operating system, and I must say Microsoft have done a great job of this application.

SkyDrive is a cloud storage service that allows users who have either previously a Hotmail account or now a windows live account to upload and share data. Settings allow you to control the privacy of your files so not everything is public or private.

As far as self-productivity is concerned, this SkyDrive cloud service is a great application, no longer is there a need for a USB stick anymore. With 25GB of online storage for free, I can upload all photos and videos easily, especially because every photo taken with my phone is automatically uploaded. In a backup sense this service is very useful as all assignment files, resumes and any kind of documents can be uploaded and stored.

Because of my Windows phone, I have found this service very productive in a way that I can launch my SkyDrive application and open an MS word document, power point presentation, excel spreadsheet or any file and view it straight from my windows phone and even edit the documents then save it again to SkyDrive. SkyDrive has been a very self-productive and fulfilling service for my everyday life, allowing me to have Microsoft apps, photos, and backup storage retrievable anywhere at any time.


Twitter for those who don’t use it, is a social networking website designed for users to post and read text size ‘’tweets’’. These tweets can be read by followers or those using a hashtag. I am only very new to Twitter as a part of my university subject it is very handy to use.

Twitter is a very handy self-productive tool as it is a very useful source of information. Not just used to social use or ranting it can be used productively to actively find latest news of what just happened in the world. One thing I will find very useful from Twitter is the people or organizations I’m following, these days many companies and organizations use Twitter to post updates about product software, updates and soon to be released products which is very useful. You can even use it to post reminders and notes.

A very useful website that has helped me realize Twitters full potential, as I am new to it, is here:

  1. thomasphan7 says:

    it’s so cool that smartphones these days allows web 2.0 applications especially for services like cloud storage and social networking media. Which allows self productivity all in the hands of a smartphone and with the help of web 2.0 tools.

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