Google Reader and Del.icio.us are tools that have been around for a while now but they are simple and provide the opportunity for team collaboration when it comes to research. Google Reader now allows you to share your RSS feeds with the public or specific persons in your contact list. Having the ability for team members to able to read the same news on a particular topic keeps everyone informed .
On the other hand, Del.icio.us allows you to share your bookmarks with team members. This is an invaluable tool when you working on a research team for a given project.
In a business setting these days, most people think of collaboration tools as SharePoint or something similar. We need to keep in mind that there are other tools available that are simple and help in getting work done while collaborating with colleagues.
Jeremy’s Google Reader & Del.icio.us profiles
Nice blog! I use Google Docs and have loved delicious for a few years also. Right now I have students using Google reader and delicious as part of a computer apps college credit course.