I’ve been thinking that I should join Tumblr. It seems to be the up-and-coming social network service. A blogging spinoff that does blogging with style. And having listen to the “How to Fail at Social Networking” webinar the other day, it was mentioned that Tumblr is where all the teenagers are after the grownups took over Facebook. Not that I am staking teenagers, it’s just that trying to stay up-to-date with the younger crowd technologically.
Then there is another interesting social site, Soundcloud, where people share music, or sounds, that they create. I wonder what the copyright liability is in this if an artist samples a clips from a Soundcloud post? I like music and have a desire to compose and post music someday when I have time.
Should I connect to these sites, create accounts that might just linger without use? I have a MySpace account that I never check. I cancelled my Instagram account thinking that I rather just post images into Facebook. Are we spreading ourselves too thin signing up for multiple accounts in these services just to have them grow digital cobwebs? From a security perspective, keeping too many accounts just creates more targets to be hacked.
This started with another social media tool that I discovered today, JoliDrive. JoliDrive connects all your social cloud storage application into one interface. This looks promising so I signed up. I’ve known about JoliCloud for a while ever since they released a Cloud-based Operating Systems, Joli OS, that is similar and competes with Google Chromebooks. Except this OS will install on any modern laptop/netbook.