Environmentally Friendly Office Tip
Going paperless in the office is easy with social bookmarking! Let me quickly teach you how…
First of all, I am delighted to know that some of you find my naturopathic protocols and tips so helpful that you often print them out and “collect” them. As a savvy internet warrior I have learned a few fabulous paperless tricks for saving and sharing information on the internet.
You can be old fashioned, and just “bookmark” or “add to favorites” on your browser, however that is only helpful if you use the same computer all the time. Also, if your computer crashes, then you lose all your bookmarks. This has happened to me before, and now that I am wise to the wonderful ways of social bookmarking, I have improved my ability to collect and store the vast quantity of information I am constantly gathering.
Best of all…social bookmarking is paperless!
Printing out less paper is great for the environment. Obviously if you need a list to tape to your fridge or bathroom mirror that is one thing, but if you need somewhere to store all the articles that pertain to your health goals, then social bookmarking is the best bet.
The easiest system I have found for quickly tagging and collecting my information is to store it on the social bookingmarking site del.icio.us. You just need to set up an account and load the icon on to your browser. Anytime you find something you want to return to, simply hit the “tag” icon.
If you have a chronic health condition, and enjoy researching information on the internet, you can easily tag and categorize any article that you find. Not only is it much more environmental than printing out a bunch of paper and keeping it in file folders, but it reduces clutter. I personally rely heavily on Stumbleupon and Digg for bookmarking articles I choose to reference or return to, but that is primarily because as a busy researcher, I am always sharing articles with my colleagues, while having access to that which they find useful as well. Sharing your internet finds with friends and family is the “social” part of bookmarking, which makes it that much more fun.
You can add me as a friend at these sites if you would like to share your articles with me!
Hope that helps save a tree or two!
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