Monday, October 14, 2013

The State of Tech - Episode 030 - "Information Overload"

The State of Tech - Episode 030 - "Information Overload"
Summary: In this episode we talk about “Information Overload.” The guys share their best practices, tips and tricks and IT workflows dealing with the ever changing world of technology. Also new to the team, TJ Houston, Director of Technology for Huron City Schools.

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Main Topic: Information Overload

Tools to help you with dealing with information overload and creating a great workflow for your life.

IFTTT - a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: “If This, Then That”

  • (Favorite -> diigo, evernote etc)
  • Have your Google Voice number call you to “Escape” link
  • If email tagged with “note” send email to Evernote Link
  • Save all your gmail attachments to Dropbox Link or gmail attachments to Drive Link
  • Save my iOS photos to Dropbox link
  • Saves anything you favorite on Twitter to Pocket link
  • Mark “Watch Later on YouTube” and save it to Pocket! link
  • Download New Facebook Photos You're Tagged In to Dropbox link
  • Add your foursquare checkin history to your Google Calendar link
  • Foursquare history on a Google Drive Spreadsheet link
  • Track Foursquare check-ins (w/ Maps) in a Google Drive Spreadsheet link
  • Google Reminders to SMS link
  • Helpdesk Gmails to SMS link
  • Copys any link sent to gmail label to diigo as a public bookmark link

Google reader alternatives/RSS feeds

  • Feedly:
    • replacement for Google Reader
    • Follow your favorite blogs and websites
    • Feed+ link
    • Google Alerts link
    • link
    • A Simple Way to Create RSS Feeds for Twitter link
  • Bloglovin link

How to organize your links from twitter, RSS etc.


  • Ohio Educational Technology Conference - Call for proposals open until October 16th Link
  • Ohio Google Apps Summit dates set - May 13th and 14th  Link
  • ITSCO - Technology Leadership Symposium Link
  • Let us know if you have any news or conferences that you would like promoted!

Awesome Thing of the Week

  • - Link
  • Logitech Cube Mouse Link
Eric G: 
  • Google Chrome Cast Link
  • Read Write Google Chrome Extension Link
TJ :