What I Do Meme


I’ve started a new meme today and I’m hoping the genealogy blogging community will pick it up since I feel the knowledge that it can impart and share with the community is important.

The meme: called What I Do and you basically list what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby.

Why is this important?  Very often – especially if you work at home like me – we operate in a vacuum.  We have no idea what other people are using unless they mention it in an email or a blog post.  Or we have to ask for a recommendation.

So take a look.  Copy and use the list below if you want to participate at your blog.  Use the words “What I Do” in the post title and I’ll list it here:

* Hardware:

* External storage:

* Online storage:

* Backup:

* Firewall:

* Virus protection:

* Spyware:

* File cleaner:

* Printer:

* Phone:

* Mobile media:

* Music player:

* Car audio:

* eBook Reader:

* Browser:

* Blog:

* RSS:

* FTP:

* Text editor:

* Graphics:

* Screen capture:

* Social media:

* Social bookmarking:

* Social profile:

* URL shortener:

* Office suite:

* E-mail:

* Calendar:

* Accounting:

* PDF generator:

* Genealogy database:

* Genealogy tools:

* Other tech stuff:

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

9 thoughts on “What I Do Meme

  1. Are you going to aggregate the results? I’d like a followup posting on trends, specific items that a majority have, etc.

  2. Martin

    I will be aggregating the results – probably after Tuesday when I return from the IAJGS conference in Los Angeles. I may run this in conjunction with an Open Thread Thursday posting where readers can discuss the results.

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