I keep my notes for writing in Evernote, which is super-useful, all web2.0ey, free, and synched across devices in like a million ways — it’s a great brain-dump tool.
I’ve also started reading some academic books on kindle.
Now, you could take notes about those books the boring way. you could, e.g., type them directly into evernote.
OR. So the kindle has this service, I think it’s in beta, in which you can take a note on the device and share it to twitter.
So I created a private twitter account, and linked it to the kindle. This you can only do FROM the kindle, not from a computer — just create a note and tell it to save and share.
Or, allegedly, you can do it from kindle settings: quoth amazon:
1. Navigate to Kindle’s Home screen and press the Menu button.
2. Select “Settings” from the Home screen menu.
3. Select the “manage” option next to Social Networks on the Settings page.
Then when you make a note on the kindle you can tell it to shoot it straight to the private twitter. (Note, however, that these notes don’t include the “location number” from Kindle, so you should manually enter it.)
Then you can get those notes straight into evernote following these instructions (it works for protected tweets too).
After setting it all up, basically, add the location number and @myEN into a kindle note, click save and share, and voila… at least, I think. I’ve tested all steps up to actually doing that.