Tinkering with tools: Asessing Asana


It’s been ages since the last ‘Tinkering with tools‘ post, so after posts about Yammer, LinkedIn and Prezi, it’s time to turn to one of the (expected) collaboration rising stars: Asana. Asana is a team-centric virtual collaboration tool which allows collective task management, setting up structured team meetings and more. It certainly could be considered as one of the solutions against […]

Tinkering with tools: (Pretty) Easy Prezi


Prezi is a presentation tool. An alternative to Powerpoint. It has been around for a while now (four years), and I hadn’t used it since 2010 when, among others, I was wondering ‘What is learning?‘ but current circumstances at work have brought me back to using it again – as testified in one recent blog post on […]

Tinkering with tools: LinkedIn, where networking and problem-solving gets professional


LinkedIn is a popular social network and it has been around for a while. Most people know about it. And yet most people don’t seem to really know what to do with it. LinkedIn the opaque social network? So what about LinkedIn? Let’s look at three aspects of LinkedIn: its functionalities (what it offers to do), […]

Tinkering with tools: What’s up with Yammer?


Perhaps as part of this new-year-new-ideas frenzy, I am starting a new type of posts, next to the series of shoot-posts, the ‘Tinkering with tools’ (TwT) series will not be so much technical as oriented towards the user experience of tools: how we use and adapt social tools to fit our practice. In this first […]

Twitter survey results: who tweets most (about work)?


The best evidence you can get is the one you go get yourself. Well, in theory anyway… But it certainly helps to get to first hand data. I was recently wondering about all those quality tweeters that seem to really spend a lot of time posting excellent resources, asking good questions, answering others’, sharing the […]