Social networking sites come and go. Here are the ones where I’m currently active.
Following up on my post Drawing That Explains Social Networking, here are my current social networks:
- My Blog
My personal space on the Net. My personal branding machine. My – OK, you get the point.
- My Blog’s Feed
Powered by FeedBurner. You can read blogs as websites, but that’s inefficient. Use a feed reader like Google Reader to have your favorite blog’s posts come to you, rather than you having to go to them. Kind of like email for websites. Try it, you’ll like it.
- My Google Reader Shared Items
I know, it’s a mouthful. I read lots of blogs. I share interesting posts. Sometimes I comment on shared items by adding Notes. You can subscribe to my shared items feed to see what I’m reading. Or at least what I’m sharing.
Twitter is a microblogging service. Posts, called Tweets, are limited to 140 characters. Twitter is like a gigantic email list with instant feedback. Only better. It’s also highly addictive. Try TweetDeck to manage your Tweets. You can subscribe to my Twitter feed or you can follow me directly in Twitter by getting your own account.
I use LinkedIn for business networking (my resume and the like).
I use Facebook for friends and family networking.
FriendFeed allows you to aggregate all of your feeds (whether Atom or RSS) into one combined feed. You can subscribe to each of my social networking services individually, or you can subscribe to my FriendFeed feed.
Plaxo also allows you to aggregate feeds.
- My Google Profile
You can also find much of this same info on my Google Profile.
Note that since the advent of Notes, my Google Reader Shared Items feed is no longer being published via FeedBurner. If you are using the old feed (http://feedproxy.google.com/erikjheels), please switch to the new feed. Thanks.