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By: Jackie

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 20:03:24 +0000

Nice article on headaches of too many social networks. I'm only part of two or three and it's all I can keep up with in administration alone. I bought a thing called Poken that's supposed to act like a master account managing all your contacts across lots of different social media sites. My vampire Poken character arrived today and I'm really happy with the way it's working out. It even handles face to face meetings instantly swapping my contact info with the person I've just met and then uploads it to all my social networks through USB. I'm really impressed so far. I'm in Canada and got mine at but I see they've also got distribution in the USA at

By: Lolcats

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 08:14:49 +0000

They are starting to get software combining all the instant message software already. Doesn't seem like it would be that big of a step to see all the social networks go for the same type of thing. Whoever comes out with something like that will be famous. (

By: The Social Net » Social Networking July 3, 2007 12:35 am

Wed, 04 Jul 2007 17:58:16 +0000

[...] Too Many Social Networks Causes Headaches The first social network I tackled was Facebook. This seems to be one of the largest growing social networks lately and I decided I better get on that bandwagon. I added friends I knew and some I actually didn?t know personally. … [...]

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Wed, 04 Jul 2007 17:30:15 +0000

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By: Todd Jordan

Wed, 04 Jul 2007 03:16:13 +0000

Found this off of your Pownce message! Too many networks is true. I have Twitter, Jaiku and Pownce all up and running, not to mention my Facebook checks a couple of times per day. The next step is an aggregation application. Of course that would require push or poll interfaces to each of them. And yet, that would run the risk of becoming it's own social network. Ah. What I see though would be such a tool, and that works more like my I'm does, presenting me the different ways I can reach a particular contact. For example, if I want to send a note to my friend Mike, but he's offline, the app should clue me in that Mike is on Twitter, or better yet, hide that from me altogether, and let me just click on his icon and send a message and let the app figure it out. One can dream right?

By: Kiran Bettadapur

Tue, 03 Jul 2007 22:16:30 +0000

"...many people getting to the point of overload on the number of social networks they belong to and the number of networks they are following." I agree. This problem is not just restricted to "social networking" sites per se. It pertains to anything and everything "social" - "social media", "social bookmarking".... Disclosure: I am a co-founder of Cylive - a social publishing site.

By: Jim Turner

Tue, 03 Jul 2007 16:29:49 +0000

Thanks for the comment Paul, you might want to take a look at the Mashable article I updated this post with and see what you think. Join us for the show today.

By: Paul Chaney

Tue, 03 Jul 2007 03:47:28 +0000

I was thinking the very same thing today. Well, maybe not that it gives me headaches, but that it's really difficult to keep up with. No more social networks than I'm a part of, I can't imagine what it's like for someone who is a real joiner. Plus, how do you keep all of them updated and really engage the user base? I was also thinking about the many social media apps I've tried and left in the dust, not unlike your Jaiku attempt. These things are beginning to become a dime a dozen. Most will not achieve any real traction I predict. Nope, sanity has to prevail here. My A-list right now is LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter (for the time being) and Active Rain, which is a real estate blog network.