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Whether your work or personal goals for 2006 are to be more productive, get organized, or increase communication, the web-based tools listed here can help you meet them. Most of these products have been branded as part of the "Web 2.0" movement, but don't worry if you find the term to be vacuous. It's not the fault of the software!
We have already seen the power of instant messaging (IM) for professional and personal communication (refer to the "Libraries That Use IM" section of the Library Success Wild for evidence:snipurl.com/ khjl). If you're using IM as part of your reference desk duty; you are likely familiar with juggling your AOL Instant Messenger[TM], MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and GTalk (or other Jabber) accounts. Programs like Trillian and Gaim partially solve this problem by allowing users to aggregate screen names from competing networks into one interface. But such convenience can leave IM power users wanting when they're forced to use computers …