I officially suffer from SM overload. For me to continue to login, manage, update, view and respond to all my networks, I need to quit my job, or make it my job. SM should enhance normal activities, not hinder.
It is time to aggregate!
The convergence of social media is happening, what it will look like is unclear. At a micro level, the networks including Facebook and LinkedIn are connecting the blogs and photo sharing sites.
At a mid tier level, standalone applications such as EventBox sit on your PC and aggregate Facebook, Reader, OneRiot, Twitter, Flickr and Reddit. The same can be seen on mobile devices such as the iPhone.
Finally at a macro level, operating systems such as Jolicloud provide a true cloud computing experience on a Netbook, aggregating all social media and eliminating the need for locally installed software.
So what will the landscape look like in 12 months? Will Google enter the social aggregation and search space? Will I continue to be overwhelmed with logins, passwords and screen names?