The recent snowmageddon that hit the east coast of the United States kept me inside writing and catching up on tech news. I also took stock of the growing role of social media in my communications workflow. So the news that Cliqset, a social media aggregator, now integrates with Evernote really caught my attention, and I decided to try it out for myself.
My first stop was to sign up for a Cliqset account. I then set up my account to talk to my Friendfeed, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Twitter accounts. Finally, I authorized Cliqset in Evernote (following nearly the same process as I used when I integrated Twitter and Evernote.)
Sending social media content from Cliqset to Evernote is as easy as selecting the Evernote icon and then clicking the “Share” button to send the item to your Evernote account. What I really like here is how cleanly the integration packages the information you are sending to Evernote. Once the content is in your Evernote account, you can collaborate with other Evernote users or save it for your own reference. A small but nice touch is that the integration adds a Cliqset tag to any content you send into Evernote, offering you an easy stepping stone to better organizing your content.
As of this writing, the Cliqset social media stream is still in its infancy as far as content providers and members go; if you don’t find what you want in the social stream you can use the Cliqset Firefox Extension that enables you to capture content from web sites outside the Cliqset social stream. Clicking on the extension’s toolbar button launches a dialog box with the same sharing options and Evernote integration you enjoy from within Cliqset.
While I have some doubts as to whether I need yet another research tool, the neat packaging of content I sent in from Cliqset and the Cliqset Firefox extension resulted in a lot cleaner reference material than the web clippings I usually capture during my online research, so I may yet find a way to squeeze it into my workflow.
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