Aggregation Aggravation

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 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.