Single point of publication
Though I have an account with almost every single social networking service I have ever heard of (and no account with the long tail of SNW i have never been in contact with), i have been hesitant to start using them beyond the function of a community connection point. In other words; I have a friendslist on those networks, but no content. All for the simple reason that I do not have the time to update each and every profile and blog service i have.
So i have started the endevour of using the www.tothport.nl blog as a base to publish my findings and articles on and have them propagate into all the other networked profiles I have, automatically. At current, any blog created at tothport.nl will now show up at Twitter, Hyves, Facebook and in my Linked In Profile. I intend to expand this as far as possible, so each network on which i have friends will also receive the items i care to blog about.
Another part to this is to find the BEST ‘share this content’ service. These services are online applications that allow integration into your site, and then let visitors easily publish the page to their own faceboko, myspace or hve it emailed to any other friend (See the share button below this article) So far I have found the following three: Add to any, Share This and Add This.
Even though ‘Add This’ has a great analytics tool to show you who is tracking you in what manner, I have for now choosen to use the ‘ Add to Any’ service, because it lets you select any one from a huge number of available services if you want to add the link. And in the end, that is all i care about : having my vision and view propagated as far across the metaverse with a minimum of effort on my side.