Social networking – so many options…


I started off a long time ago with a LinkedIn profile (http://www.linkedin.com/in/mniehaus), primarily for people I have worked with throughout the years.  (If I don’t know you, I won’t accept an invitation.  But if we’ve exchanged e-mails or IMs, or met in person, I know you.)  Then I added a blog (here, at http://blogs.technet.com/mniehaus).  And a Facebook account, not particularly work related.  And a Yelp account (http://mniehaus.yelp.com) for restaurant reviews.  And a Twitter account (https://twitter.com/mniehaus) for those of you who like to listen into random babble.  Now, I have a new Windows Live profile too, so send me an invite for your own Windows Live profile too.

Sigh.  Now I need to link all of these together to maintain some sanity.  It looks like Windows Live should do that nicely:

  • I’ve linked in my blog.
  • I’ve linked in my Twitter account.
  • I’ve linked in my Yelp account.

The only thing I haven’t yet done: import my LinkedIn and Facebook contacts, something easily done through a wizard on the Windows Live profile web page that logs into the appropriate account to get all the needed information.  Maybe I’ll do that soon…

Add in my five different e-mail addresses, two different IM accounts, and text messaging with my cell phone and I now feel too connected.  I remember when all I had to worry about was my home phone number, my work phone number, and my address.  I guess I am officially old, growing up in the “not very well connected” age…


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