What’s an infostrat? Picking up from Ton and Kicks:
“deciding what and how to bookmark or archive stuff, sorting through conflicting news stories and accusations, and alternating “periods of discovery with periods of digesting and consolidating”
“what is my strategy to comb through the gigs and gigs of input I can plug myself into on the Web?”
I find it all very interesting and would like to work out an infostrat for myself. Quite often I fall into the pit of infinite scroll and end up in a mess of information overload. Need to change my filters.
What do I want from the world of information out there? I would separate my goals in to the social and the informational.
For the social side: I want to not only communicate with people, but to over time become close to some of them. I must say that until recently, social media has always felt remarkably asocial to me. Ton seems to have achieved sociality very well over time through blogging. I’d like to explore if there’s a knack to that, other than just giving it time.
For the informational side: this is more what social media has traditionally given me. However, so far, it’s facilitated more consumption than consolidation I would say. So I am very intrigued by Kicks’ mention of the linkage between blogs and wikis. I like the idea of the blog timeline crystallising into a personal wiki over time.
Thanks Ton and Kicks for the discussion. I have some reading to do!