There’s the blog, which has been feeling like the unwanted stepchild. It probably started off more as a venting/rant&rave platform (aka condo drama), grew into a photo gallery (which I have since migrated to Picasa), and now sits mostly unused by the sidelines. There’s no fancy web development, even though I wanted to use it, too, to teach myself new tricks. It used to link to netflix and twitter and facebook, until those RSS feeds broke.
There’s Linked In, which really isn’t a regular platform for posting, but something I need to consider for that career track. I find it’s really a place to keep track the coworkers and bosses and other acquaintances that you didn’t like so you know where not to go look for a job.
There’s Twitter, perfect for those quick, attention-deficit disorderly shout outs, but which don’t tell a lot about a person. I’m not all that witty in the moment. I’m not that thought-provoking and philosophical in 140 characters or less.
There’s Facebook, which is great at seeing what others are up to. Even people you don’t know, family members you didn’t know you had (and still don’t speak to much). Maybe facebook is really more to make others envious? Sure, the pictures of a friend’s exotic, sun-drenched, beachy, beautiful place-he-calls-home in a foreign country are nice to look at, but is he just thumbing his nose at my poor, work focused, debt ridden, tanked economy lifestyle? Plus he works out, is younger, and has a better body?
Foursquare, which is just another “I’m here and you’re not” envy producing tool, which I use frequently, because I want to gain points.
GetGlue, so I can really let everyone know how much of a couch potato I am, and which gets me these cool stickers, which are completely useless, but I want something for free, damn it!
Google Plus, which has these nifty hangout tool. hell, I don’t know if it’s nifty. I’ve not used it. I don’t know what to say to people in real life, much less with them staring at me or talking to me in real time. It takes time for me to formulate my thoughts and to come up with nonsense. I like posting pictures of my dog, though.
Oh, and youtube. I’ve two videos there. Two. On a bright note, hangouts has/will have an option to record and post to youtube. that would be useful for me, you know, because, um….
And my latest obsession, Klout. Only because of that stupid Wired.com article that says it can lead to free stuff and jobs. So now I have to tweet, facebook, and g+ more.
I even have skype on my computer and phone. I’ve used it once to talk to my mom (who lives 20 minutes away) as an experient so she can contact Germany. I’ve my partner in my contact list. And I have one twitter/google+ peep in my skype contact list, whom I’ve never spoken to IRL.
P.S.: I’ll post this on google+, and tweet and facebook about it.
P.S.S. : I forgot why I typed this. Maybe the brand names I’ve dropped will give me more klout.