Shattered and scattered

The problem these days is that there are so many separate online services to sign up for that your online personality ends up shattered with bits of yourself scattered all over the internet...

You know the kind of thing you mean. You have a MySpace account, but then one of your mates has one on Friendster so you join that too. Then you get an invite from a friend to join them on Hi 5 and another to start mapping your friends on Frappr. In the meantime you're uploading all your photos to Flickr and collecting all your favourite links on You have a blog at Blogger, but then again all these other services offer them too...

Some of these services are new and innovative whilst others are attempting to emulate the ones that are. But how can you tell which is which? You have to sign up for them all and end up with your identity schizophrenically splintered across cyberspace.

I'm going to try to do something to gather my online self all back together by creating a portal to all of them. I'm not technically skilled enough to manage all the cunning stuff with APIs that the Web Illuminati do in their sleep (although I'd love to learn), but I'll do what I can.

Watch this space...

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