Tonight I replaced the dead and uninteresting links page with a just as badly named page,
linkage. This page keeps track of my ever growing list of accounts for various Web 2.0 services and helps you find me on those sites. I also wrote a bit about each service, how I use it and why I think it rocks.. things like that. Check it every month or so... new web services come and go, so that list could very well change with some frequency. The linkage page also gives me a place to put all of those badges, icons and miscellaneous promotion stuff that sites are providing these days. Let me know what you think.
Update: I've restructured my pages, so here was what the Linkage page had:
Below are linked images where you can find my account and profile at some popular online web services that I frequent. Feel free to add me as your contact on them.
Flickr is my absolute favorite photo sharing site and community. I've stopped cluttering my hard drive with my many digital photographs, so I let them stay safe on Flickr where I have much better control and organization of them. While interning at Yahoo! in the summer of 2006 I got the chance to work near Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake and realized the true concept and power of Flickr as a social medium.
As my second favorite Yahoo! property, del.icio.us stores bookmarks for all those random, interesting, helpful, time-wasting or odd websites I find. I also use del.icio.us to see what my friends are bookmarking as well as keep tabs on the popular page to see what others find interesting.
ZikiZiki is a professionally-oriented social network that also helps me manage my online identity. I can point people to my Ziki personal profile and aggregation page, where they can get a quick grasp of the content I produce - from my flickr photos to del.icio.us links and blog posts. Unlike ClaimID below, Ziki serves up dynamic content instead of static links.
ClaimID is a powerful site that lets you manage your online identity by archiving links which you can set with information such as what the link is about, who wrote it and when it was published. I mainly use it to keep track of high-profile sites that talk about me and my articles or interviews with me on other sites.
Facebook is where I keep track of my college friends and what they're up to. Ever since Facebook was introduced to Georgia Tech in the summer of 2004, it began to thrive instantly and is now the primary way to find out about new people and events. While ClaimID handles my online persona, Facebook manages my real life.
You could call LinkedIn my professional Facebook account. Keeping track of my resume and previous jobs, LinkedIn allows me to look for job openings among my close network of contacts as well as their extended network. It's Networking 2.0. The LinkedIn CEO, Reid Hoffman, gave a speech while I was at Yahoo!, so I took the photo-op.
Technorati is the most powerful blog and tag search engine (at the moment) and is easily the best way to find out who is linking and talking about you. It's also a great way to stay up-to-date with the latest news stories and blog trends. As of this writing, I'm on the 100 Top Most Favorited list.
Pure VolumeI visit purevolume.com daily to listen to the latest singles from up and coming indie bands. Purevolume also happens to have hands-down, the best designed website on the internet. When there's nothing interesting to listen to on iTunes radio, purevolume's got my back.
I visit Twitter daily to let others know what I'm up to while keeping track of what my close friends are doing. I'm amazed at how simple yet popular Twitter has become.