Twitter, Plurk, Identi.ca, FriendFeed, Jaiku, Facebook, Mashable, Plaxo, Tumblr & Pownce, LinkedIn
That’s where I update to. Before you schedule help though – I really only interact on half of them. I’m really finding ping.fm to be an excellent timesaver. (use pingscompany to sign up – they keep changing it)
Ping.fm efficiently updates 10 services for me with one click. Here are the advantages:
- I think twice before I type those 140 characters!
- I try to add a question that elicits a response from friends
- It keeps me active everywhere.
- I don’t have to choose one service.
- Different people respond at different services.
Then awhile later I will pop into my services of choice. Usually Twitter, Identi.ca & Plurk. Doing it this way I’m finding that:
- I don’t stay as long in each one.
- I don’t ponder all the noise when I pop in (there is more of a purpose)
- I’m updating less, but it’s far more meaningful (and probably appreciated by my friends!)
One could argue that I’m not gaining the same value that I was before in getting to know people there. In regard to that I can always spend time wherever I’d like when I choose too. In many respects I feel like I’m offering more value by not contributing as much to the noise. I feel like I’ve shifted to a new level of use again (it’s like #3 or 4 – I should review them again here).
What do you think about updating often?