Today I want to write a more general post on social media.
My good mate Viano just showed me a site called about.me. It is a place to store your Bio and I am quite taken with it.
I will keep developing it more yet and link it to other sites I maintain. Yes my digital footprint is growing.
I was amazed with the views that about me is getting. According to statistics I received over 100 hits in the 24 hours since I discovered it. I suspect about.me may be attractive to social media junkies but it meets a need for me right now.
I did follow links to people who had linked to me over the last 24 hours. One of the visitors was very keen to make connections in all ways possible. A quick look at that profile showed me 73 different ways to connect to him. I can't conceive of maintaining 73 friends social media sites. I cant cope with just Linked in, Twitter and Facebook as well as this blog and 2 other sites, but 73... that is a full time job. Well no... that is a stamp album.
I have always been amazed at the stamp album mentality that IT can provoke. I recall my days in the 80s playing with Commodore Amigas. I remember turning up to a user group meeting and seeing the guys who arrived with shoe boxes of disks by the hundreds of all the programs they had. They never used any of them, but they had them. It was a stamp album.
Perhaps being connected digitally is the new stamp album. I know teens often measure themselves in the number of Facebook friends they have.
Then again, maybe this kind of blogging is just my attempt to get a bigger stamp collection too.