- Instant messenger (IM)
- Web sites for sharing creative works (e.g., YouTube and Flickr)
- Sites for finding/managing information (e.g., Technorati and Del.icio.us)
- Sites and tools that allow for online collaboration
If you are not using these tools, then you need to begin experimenting with them and find ways of implementing those that will serve you well. You might even think creatively like PictureAustralia has in including photos from Flickr in its collection. Consider fielding questions from users using instant messenger or creating a blog to keep users (or team members) informed of your project's progress. Consider a wiki for keeping information on how your project was implemented, standards used, etc.
Social networking tools are knocking at your door, wanting to be part of what you are doing. It's time to answer the door and use them.
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