ThatJeffSmith

How Much is Too Much?

So 2010 is the year of social media. Time’s Person of the Year was the Facebook dude, so that kind of makes it official.

I have so many identities spread across all of these communities. How do I manage them all? For now I am taking care of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I suppose those are the prime players. I say that based on the number of people using those sites. I use Facebook for sharing photos, Twitter for talking with folks, and LinkedIn for sharing my resume.

It’s tough enough keeping up with just those 3 accounts. Throw into the mix Yelp!, Untappd, About.me, Quora, StackOverflow, internal Quest sites, my Toad sites and what you have is a total nightmare.

For now it works. If I find an outstanding restaurant, I’ll do a check-in + review on Yelp! If I find a new beer worth tracking, I’ll add it to UnTappd. I’m sure there will be another half dozen communities pop up in the next year, and I will be unable to resist joining.

And that’s really what it’s all about. My ego drives me to be included in these new sites, talking with these people that I’ve never met. But I like it, and I am not going to apologize for it.