Whenever I meet geeks for the first time, I tend to run through a list of tools I think they should try out. Here's a partial list:
- *Blogs*: Not just for writing about what you had for lunch. Blogs
- *Blog aggregator*: An absolute must if you read many blogs. I like Bloglines because of folders.
- *Wikis*: Excellent for quick notes and websites, particularly when people need to collaborate. Make one on Schtuff or set up your own with Pmwiki or Mediawiki.
- *Social bookmarking*: Not only is tagging a great way to organize your personal bookmarks, but you can discover interesting sites and people through social bookmarking. Most of the early adopters seem to be on del.icio.us, but I think Myweb 2.0 is more promising because it has better search. CiteULike is great for academics.
I've got more lists around here. For example, I go through a different set when talking to a Web 2.0 person...