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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I am on EyeEm

I don’t get excited about apps and programs that often, but EyeEm got me.

Yesterday we had a bit of fun with that at the Twingly office. Via the Android or iPhone app you can either take pictures directly and post these. You can also upload some from your mobile phone. If you are using EyeEm via your notebook, you can also upload pictures from there. And then publish them as well on Facebook, Twitter, connect with Foursquare even to the locations with which you can tag your pics.

Like on other social platforms, you can easily follow other users and their photo streams. You can fav and tweet their pics (or your own ones) – and – really cool – you can post a reel with pictures on your blog via a widget. You should be able to at least – I haven’t figured out how. When I try to use the embed code, I only get the link to the pics, but no slide show. That might be due to some settings here on the blog, though.

Anyway, let me post the links to the streams then at least!

So these are my pics:

by Agaton

These are the ones of the peeps I follow:

by Caroline Drucker

And these are some for a certain location – London in this case:

by HelloKitty


So yes, you can follow certain topics as well, not just users!

Anton and I played with it yesterday – this is the Twingly-EyeEm-phoo-stream. Which will hopefully grow once all colleagues are back from holidays.

by Anmara

And if you want to know how other people have it at work, then maybe flick through this stream:

by Alice Regester

And what have you discovered so far ?