Have you ever done that thing where you have a party and you invite lots of different friends from different parts of your life (job, university friends, social club), many of who don’t know each other that well, or have perhaps never met?
Sometimes it works, but sometimes it doesn’t and, on those occasions when it doesn’t, you think afterwards, “good job that doesn’t happen very often!”
Well, now a similar thing is happening online. With the likes of Facebook, Last.fm, MySpace, Bebo, Virb (I could go on), people have lots of different personas and can be different with different groups of friends. But for some people, this is too much effort and various start-ups are suggesting the idea of having all your social networking buddies in the same place
Are you kidding? Why? I love the fact that people who know my music taste, don’t really know much about Friday Cities and the accompanying community there. As for Facebook – well, almost everyone is on there already.
I also have some friends, who just “don’t do” social media. So they won’t be part of my online life and that’s fine and dandy.
Quit trying to “synergise” everything!