Social Networks, a data hassle.

More now then ever I encounter pages like this (see below) which require me to put in my username or ID login (not my password). However, I have a ton of user names. What’s an online active person to do? Well, if I had the time, I’d create an online data repository web site that would allow me to fill out 1 profile covering all my essential info. That would eliminate me filling this in on every site and filling these out everytime I go or join a new community. I’d just point that new site to my data file and upload. ~b.

Amazon wishlist Amazon  
Bebo Bebo  
Blinklist Blinklist  
Blogger Blogger  
Digg Digg  
eBay eBay eBay User ID:  
Facebook Facebook  
Flickr Flickr  
Friendster Friendster    
Furl Furl  
Jaiku Jaiku http://  
Jumpcut Jumpcut  
Kiva Kiva  
LinkedIn LinkedIn  
LiveJournal LiveJournal username:  
MyBlogLog MyBlogLog  
MySpace MySpace  
Netvouz Netvouz  
Orkut Orkut  
Picasa Picasa  
Pownce Pownce  
Reddit Reddit  
Rollyo Rollyo  
Second Life Second Life name:  
Shelfari Shelfari  
Sphinn Sphinn  
StumbleUpon StumbleUpon http://  
Technorati Technorati  
Textamerica Textamerica http://  
The DJ List The DJ List  
30 Boxes 30 Boxes url:  
Tribe Tribe  
Twitter Twitter  
TypeKey TypeKey  
Upcoming Upcoming  
Vox Vox http://  
Wakoopa Wakoopa  
Wink Wink  
Yelp Yelp  
YouTube YouTube  
Zorpia Zorpia  

on digital media…

Digital media is about mass adoption. One source, many outlets. Unlike our learned cable TV mentality, it is not about ‘exclusivity’. It is the opposite of a closed system, like your cable franchise. Its not about ‘scarcity’ or ‘DRM’. The web’s natural model resembles the early days of TV ‘syndication’ and content distribution. The web is about common paths, sharing and community. The the old media game is about ‘exclusivity’ and ‘scarcity’. Online is about being part of the conversation, the social community, the rankings and your favorites, monthly uniques, RSS, open source API’s, distribution (give it away) to everyone, openspace and a common human goal Klaatu barada nikto ( klaatu barada nikto )  to interact and communicate by giving up and giving away content. Its all about mass adoption and distribution, and not a one-by-one subscription mentality.

— ~Observations over time – ~b.