We can find almost anything on the Internet. The problem is finding what we’ve already found when we want to find it again. Are there ways to “harvest” the web so we can find and read research at a later time? In this episode, we take a look at ways to store and keep track of what you find in your web research, resources for reading web findings later or when you are offline, and whether techniques like capturing blog posts for reading later on a Kindle or iPad really help us with the problem of information overload.
Link to the episode: Find it Now, Read it Later
Segment 1: Find it Now, Read it Later
- Tom uses Pinboard to save bookmarks; Dennis uses Google Bookmarks
- To avoid linkrot with your bookmarks, check out AM-Deadlink
- Tom’s Research Workflow
- Explore using IFTTT (If This, Then That) to move articles from one service to another (i.e., from Google Reader to Evernote, or from Twitter to Instapaper)
- Dennis uses Calibre for ebook conversion and management
- You can also set up Instapaper to send articles to your Kindle each day or week
- We’re creating a LinkedIn Group called Evernote for Lawyers, to share best practices for using Evernote. The group is invite-only, so let us know if you’re interested in an invitation.
Segment 2: The Rant. This week, Tom rants about blog posts where people say technology isn’t changing much about how we practice law.
Segment 3: Parting Shots
- Power Searching with Google (note: sign up before 7/10/2012!)
- Dave Winer’s podcast on the history of podcasting