Bye Bye Friendfeed & Co.

I realised that I am on an awful lot of platforms, to the extend that I do not really cope with keeping track of every service I am registered with.

Already since a while back I was contemplating to get delete some of my accounts that I absolutely do not use.. Which I started with yesterday.

You won’t find me anymore on…

…Gowalla – I am a heavy Foursquare user. Cannot even explain why, but I really like their interface and service, and they will be ‘my’ only location based service. I will also leave Friendticker, since I simply don’t use them. Although they got much better on the international level by now and continue to make a huge effort there. And please – stop sending me invites to Forecast. Why would I want to share where I will be in the future if I don’t even know myself where I will be then?

…Friendfeed – Facebook replaced Friendfeed for me. People connect their Twitter accounts and blogs to Facebook anyway, or they have fan pages and groups I am interested in. So most of the information I have now on Facebook, where I can comment and discuss not only with the person who posted it, but also with other followers and friends.

…Netvibes – Although it is a great place to keep all accounts together, I haven’t been using it since like over 2 years.

…MyGreatWorld – a photo community I contributed to a bit about 2 years ago. Not sure that this one still is alive, since there is not much happening at all.

…identi.ca – I love open source, but what’s the point of being a heavy Twitter-user and publishing ones tweets to more or less the same people again via identi.ca? Shame it didn’t take off further in early 2009, then the game was still open. Now it seems the winner is Twitter, well deserved as well, if you ask me.

I even contemplate leaving Posterous since I hardly post stuff in German anymore.  I might do like I did before and throw in a few German posts again here on Wha’ever, especially since I started writing reviews on books in German on Literaturwelt now.

Interesting how the different services develop over the years, to see which ones stay, die or enter the scene.

Facebook I joined as late as in February 2010, on Twitter I am since August 2008. Foursquare I cannot really recall right now, but it will have been early 2010 as well. I joined before I even had a smart phone to check in with 🙂 but I did not hesitate to already then foursquare-map my favourite places in Norrköping.

These are my 3 core favourites at least. Businesswise you find me on Xing as well as on LinkedIn, and another new (fun) kid on the block I get excited about is EyeEm.

That much for today’s Social Media rants!

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