In my last post I asked two questions (My Online addiction), today ‘I’m going to answer them.
Why do I sign up to so many online sites?
This is an easy question to answer, I sign up to some many sites because I’m looking for the next big thing. The next tool or service that is either going to make my life easier or be useful in some other way. Plus I want to get my desired user name. That’s why I signed up to twitter in March of 2007, but didn’t really use it till March of 2008. So I want to keep creating accounts.
Now that I know I have a problem what do I do about it?
After thinking about it, I don’t think this is the right question. I think the question should really be; What is the problem with signing up to so many sites? The short answer is that there isn’t a problem. It is the managing of the account once I have them. I need to keep track of the sites I’ve tried. A way to sift through them and find the ones that are worth going back too. To that end I’m going to start reviewing sites on a regular basis.
The series will be called Cloud Gazing. I’m planning on having 2 kinds of reviews, First Look and Reviews. First looks will just be my first impressions, this will be for most if not all the sites I sign up for. Reviews will be after I have been using the service for a while and can give a fair review. The first review will probably be appearing next week.