A handy daily ritual with Jim Parker
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Adam Franklin: Hi there. So it’s Adam Franklin and I’m here with Jim Parker, the Communications Director at Dimensional. Thanks for joining us Jim.
Jim Parker: No problem.
Adam Franklin: Now there was some really interesting stuff you spoke about this morning, and I’d really like you to talk a little bit more about that daily habit you go through with your RSS feeds. Could you tell me more about that please?
Jim Parker: Well, a lot of people go to far too many websites every day. They spend a lot of time looking at different websites. They don’t need to do that. I think you just need to set up an RSS feed, which is a reader. You can use Google. What that does is it aggregates all the news sites you want to look at. Anytime one of those news sites is updated, you get it in your RSS feed. On the bus on the way in, in the morning, I look at all those feeds, and then I save them and send them to people when I get to work.
Adam Franklin: Okay. And you use Instapaper, don’t you? How does that work?
Jim Parker: Instapaper is really a way of reading later. It’s a storage facility. So when you’re on a website or a page that you really like, save it using your Instapaper, and then you can read it later. When you get into work, you’ll find all those articles you saved are there for you to read and distribute how you want. You can create an RSS feed from those Instapaper readings.
Adam Franklin: Okay. And finally another . . . Sorry, you had more to add there?
Jim Parker: No.
Adam Franklin: Finally, you mentioned using Evernote. Can you just tell me how you use Evernote?
Jim Parker: Evernote is a very, very good tool for saving a lot of things that you’re looking at into project areas. So there might be a website, there might be an audio recording, there might be a video, and you can save those into certain folders related to projects you’re working on. It’s a very good way of organising all your digital media feeds and saving as you go. So Instapaper is really for articles only. Evernote works with lots of other things as well.
Adam Franklin: Okay. Fantastic. And where can people go to find out more about you Jim?
Jim Parker: Well, you can go and find out more about me through Dimensional, in my professional persona as a corporate communications consultant.
Jim Parker’s bio can be found in Dimensional Fund Advisors‘ website.