If you're like me, you have an account with more than one social networking site. At last tally, I'm on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Shelfari, Goodreads, Women Internet Marketers, Artists for a Better World, The Whole 9 and a host of other sites (assuming they're all still there).
Admittedly, I'm more active on some site than on others. Facebook and Twitter are a primary resources, both of which allow me to feed my updates into many of the others. Even this blog gets automatically filtered onto Facebook and my Lulu.com blog.
I've managed to build up a nice little network, but I was ready to close them all less than a year ago. Visited each individual site on a daily basis just to post an update wasn't at all appealing. I hardly even visited Facebook anymore, and I was so unimpressed with Twitter that I did close my account.
Days later, I found out I could enter an update once on Twitter (using the Tweetdeck application) and have it show up on Facebook and a few other sites. So I reactivated my Twitter account and gave the whole thing another go.
These days, I don't know what I'd do without this site-to-site networking. Tweetdeck simplified everything. If you want to try it or one of Twitter's other applications, go to http://twitter.com/downloads.
And if you want to connect with me, here are a few of my links:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/#/inkspotter
Twitter - http://twitter.com/inkspotter
Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/784047
Plaxo - http://www.plaxo.com/profile/show/8590799590?src=myProfile&pk=1a3466145559d187a4d977c04363a97a56b413e9 (if you know of a shorter form of this one, please let me know)
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