Anyways… after I installed Diigo, I installed the Diigo extension for Chrome. This is when I was amazed… I can highlight sections of pages, bookmark pages, privately bookmark them and, most importantly, leave notes on a page… all from a handy button in the Chrome address bar. Wow!
I’ve had this idea for quite a while know, but finally got to put it to use today. I opened up LinkedIn to a profile (I picked Patric Welch of Noobie.com. I privately tagged Patric’s profile and included the tag linkedin.
NOTE: I did have to delete all the querystring crap that LinkedIn added in the URL.
I then wrote and saved a private note Diigo note on Patric’s LinkedIn page:
Awesome… now anytime I return to Patric’s profile, I’ll be able to see the notes that I’ve written. As well, I can read any of my LinkedIn tags from directly within Diigo!
Of course, this is a pretty volatile way of handling your CRM data… LinkedIn could change its URL structure, Diigo could die, or any number of things in between could go wrong. However, this is a great hack while I try to actually find a CRM that’s this simple to utilize. It doesn’t have to just work with LinkedIn, either… you could do it with Twitter or Facebook, too!