Social Networks, Branding yourself online.
A while back I blogged about getting involved in social network sites and my contribution to them.Â Since then a few people have dipped there toes in and out ( and sometimes back in ) of the social networking pool and many have wondered about the value in all this conversation ?
At the time I wasnt able to answer it directly however it was a conversation with Dave Murphy ( Schwuk ) that began the process for me of askingÂ “why was I doing this ?” Currently I am involved and contribute to the following sites:
I have a blog, http://www.loudmouthman.com
I am involved inthe Open Source Community, specificallyÂ Ubuntu-UK
I also write for OreillyGMT.eu
I have begun conversations with my own users about their needs via Ustream
I recently re-recorded my responses to Chris Brogans recent Blogtv JeffPulverTV show.
I amÂ a part of the social network community;
on Twitter http://twitter.com/loudmouthman/with_friends
on Pownce http://pownce.com/nikbutler/
on Jaiku http://loudmouthman.jaiku.com/
on Ning http://loudmouthman.ning.com
on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=638696866
on Mugshot http://mugshot.org/person?who=6ZgcpTNcnTyMBd
on Jyte http://jyte.com/profile/claimid.com/nikbutler
on WeLovePuzzles http://www.welovepuzzles.com look for Butlershouse
on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasbutler
on Live http://live.xbox.com/member/A%20witty%20remark
on Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader/shared/01637518848802207147
on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/theloudmouthman/
on Mybloglog http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/Loudmouthman/
on Digg http://digg.com/users/butlershouse/news/dugg
on technorati http://www.technorati.com/?cc=hy2w7ee98
on Delicious http://del.icio.us/nikbutler
on Operator11 http://operator11.com/people/3511
I make use of Instant Messaging and Voice over IP Technology such as
Skype : thebutlershouse or 02921 25 1138
Gmail : butlershouse or even reducedhackers
Sipgate : +44 1403 888 192 or sip: 3798116
I always find it amazing when people say im hard to get hold of !
If you read my recent article about Social Network Optimisation I view the opportunities to create and brand yourself online as more than ever relevant today then they have been in the past. It was Andy Warhol who coined the phrase about being famous for 15 minutes. I would suggest it is now possible to be famous for 15 links and we can expect a new brand of PR agency to make it best use of that opportunity.
Thanks for reading