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…