Too Many Social Networks!
A problem I’ve had as of late: I am on way too many social networks! As of right now, I maintain accounts on:
- Twitter (twitter.com/phoneboy)
- Jaiku (phoneboy.jaiku.com)
- Pownce (pownce.com/phoneboy)
- Plurk (www.plurk.com/user/phoneboy)
- identi.ca (identi.ca/phoneboy)
- Hictu (www.hictu.com/users/phoneboy)
That’s probably not all of them, of course, but those are the ones that I’ve signed up for. Which one do I follow? All of them! How many do I actively participate in? Most of them.
Part of the problem is that it’s hard to say which one of these platforms will be the dominant one. I stake my claim on the services to ensure I have my place there–just in case.
What ends up being a Godsend for me is HelloTxt, which not only lets me send updates to most of these services simulatenously, but it also lets me look across the social networks to see what all my contacts last said! I can even merge the various instances of people across these social networks! Cool beans!
HelloTxt doesn’t support is Hictu, which just launched the 2.0 verson of their service and released their API. Right now, Hictu is invite-only, but any existing member can invite you. Leave a comment and I’ll be happy to invite you.
HelloTxt also doesn’t support Plazes, either, but I’m not sure what is going to become of that.
Which service will win? We shall see…