(via Alec Couros) Amy Gahran goes as far into Furling as I’ve seen anyone yet and comes up with a great primer for the uninitiated. She also creates a new job title:
Discussion group support: Some online dicussions mention a lot of links – articles to check out, recommended sites or services, etc. Hunting through archives of postings can be exceptionally tedious, and often fruitless. If you designate a “furler” for your discussion group (someone who creates a Furl item for every link referenced in the discussion), finding those valuable nuggets can be much easier later on.
On first blush, one addition I would make to her list is to use Furl to push content to various pages similar to what I did with the “What’s Mr. R. Reading?” section of my journalism portal. But this is a great list of creative ways to use the tool, one definitely worth Furling.
Glad to see you finally got the chance to sit down and get some writing done. It was great to catch up with you at NECC. I’ve got a lot of reading and writing to catch up on myself, now…