Well, those of you who are foolish enough to be reading along at home will realize by the sudden absence of today’s posts that my experiment in using the blog to manage my online research has been terminated only a few hours into its existence. When it began to feel unweildy after the first five posts, I knew that there was nothing to be done but to end it before I wasted any more of my time and energy.
Still, I am left with my problem unresolved. I need a way to manage internet research. I need a program that keeps track of the various blog posts, videos, podcasts, discussion threads, and static content that I would like to reference. I need a way to have others contribute their own discoveries to this mess. I need a way to select the ones that interest me. I need a way to link to these resorces, to group them, to comment on them, to attach files and addenda to them. I need a way to share some of these grouped media with classes and discussion groups and friends. I need someone with the programming ability make this happen.
What I want does not exist, and I need help to make it exist. Any ideas would be welcome.