A little while ago, I read a post on Big Mike Seaton’s blog about Digital and Social Media Syndrome, and that got me thinking.
I’ve got two Yahoo! e-mail accounts (business and pleasure), A Facebook account, a MySpace page, a YouTube account(whoa…I forgot that I even made those movies), a
MyRagan account, a Meetup.com account, and now (thanks to Darren), a Dopplr account. Occassionally, I get e-mails from Friendster telling that I have an account there, but I can’t remember my login name or password and haven’t used it in years. At one point, I think I also had an account for Flickr.

I’m sure that this problem of login excess is something that we can all relate to. Is there no possible way to combine all of these so that I only have to log in once to check updates from every page? I’m not very familiar with Hotmail, so forgive me for using Yahoo! mail as an example
I’m thinking that something like the Yahoo! mail interface would be great. Log in, and you can see a row of folders on the left hand side, each one for a different site. A little number in brackets would tell you how many new items/updates/messages you have for each account, and clicking on the folder would open up a tab in the main window. When composing a message, it would be possible to not only decide who to send it to, but to which one of their accounts, and in what manner (private message, wall post, photo comment, etc.).

I know I wrote about this before here, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. A hell of a lot.

I’ve thought this through. All I need now is a team of coders and some cash.

-Parker

4 Responses to “Aggregation Aggravation”

  • haha, i know what you mean. i have two many accounts of my own. friendster, myspace, flickr, youtube. plus a few more forums which i signed up for along the way. I’m also new into the PR world, recently graduated and doing a lot of digital campaigning. your blog’s a great refresher, i’ve been tossing up an idea of whether to start a new blog to speak of professional related stuff, or if i should integrate it into my current blog. (which isn’t fully web 2.0)

  • parkernow:

    Thanks for the comment, Brian. I understand the need to have a professional vs. personal blog, but for all of us here at BlogCampaigning, we are writing about what interests us personally, and it is great because it applies to the more career-oriented aspect of our lives.

  • yeahh, i agree that it helps that the personal interest is aligned with the professional interest as well. if I had a better system of categorizing the posts in my blog, i don’t think it would be easier to integrate the two seperate fields.

  • I think that’s a great idea. I, unfortunately, am not much of a coder. More of a design guy.

    But, as a certified marketing genius, I think we could definitely get something like this off the ground.

    Let’s do lunch and discuss it…

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