State of the Social, 2011

With the recent changes to, and the arrival of Google Plus, I think it's time for me to rethink how I use social media. If you're one of those folks who hates the navel-gazing that people can do when it comes to social-media platforms, please feel free to safely skip this post.

  1. I'm turning off the twitter bridge for, and instead am going to use each platform independently of each other. Part of the reason for this is because of's new quoting system (which is both neat, and counter to how I used to use, and partially because they need to be treated as separate. Also, the iPhone client is broken, so if I'm out and about, I'll be posting via Twitter. I have gwibber, and will continue to post to, but if you just follow me on, you might want to follow me on Twitter as well. Just sayin'.
  2. Long-form posts are likely going to show up here, with a link on Google+. If they're important enough, they'll show up on Twitter / as well.
  3. Google Reader: Google Reader recently changed the way they handle shares. Instead of being neatly collated in a shares "inbox", they're instead stuffed into Google+'s stream (should I choose to do that). That's annoying, so I'm going to try to curb my sharing to only the more important things, lest I spam you with all sorts of crap. What this means to you? You might want to consider subscribing to Sheldon. That is all.
I'm also hoping to get back into the habit of blogging more (National November Go Blog More, or NaNoGoBloMo for short). I think these recent changes to how I consume and share information may make it more desirable to spill my gut more in here.
So, in short: services moved my cheese, and now I'm curling back up where I know it's safe. ;)