Really not sure what’s prompted this stocktake. Maybe it’s just that time of year.
Or it’s because it’s time to consolidate and stop relying so much on all these free services (free software, as in libre, is fine… free services however is another way of saying “productising myself so that others may sell me“).
So I now have some presences that are coming back to life:
- A Blogger blog, where I try and write down some of the half-thoughts that are taking up too much time.
- A Tumblr log, which is for random things.
- My Instagram feed (followers only).
- Also: multiple other blogs, another Tumblr feed, Google Reader, Picasa, GMail, Wikipedia account for editing, GitHub, CPAN, Last.fm, Identi.ca, Eventbrite, AOL AIM, Skype, Slashdot, Twitter, Vimeo, Yahoo!, Coursera, Venture Labs, and trial accounts at dozens of free services that I’ve long since forgotten about. Those are just the “free” ones.
There is also of course the inevitable Facebook and LinkedIn pages which I’m not ready to link in yet.
And so in 2013 I’m going to see what I can do to switch off all these free services and take back ownership and control of my own data. It shall be called… Operation: No More Freebies!