As my friends know, I’m not a particularly social person. However, over time I’ve accumulated a few profiles here and there for various reasons: curiosity; those “you’ve gotta read my post” links (registration required) from friends; evaluating a site for work; and even, tragically, to view information about funeral arrangements for a long-ago friend.
Also, I’ve become interested in OpenID, which can be used as a single digital identity across the Internet, and the related site claimID, which can provide an OpenID and a central place to “(dis)claim” links by or about you.
Finally, in a fit of vanity, I’ve decided I really should (re)start a blog. This post is public acknowledgement of that, which I hope will serve as a goad to continue posting regularly.
So, I have all these breadcrumbs scattered across the Internet, staking out tiny, neglected plots of virtual real estate, mostly vacant but for your basic “
Kilroy Larry Was Here” sign in the back corner. To tie them together, and to remind myself that I even have these profiles, I’ve set up my own claimID page.
Well, enough rambling for this post. I’m off to stir up the dust at a few of those other sites.