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Taking the Social Media Interconnection Map to the Next Level

Sooner or later we all end up having our own instance of a Social Media mashup. Our Interconnection Map will, hopefully, fulfill our needs and evolve with us and with time. However, no matter how complex it is, it will only address our more basic integration or automation needs.

The attention economy and relationships in the on-line world are heavily driven or influenced by the content we share. Unfortunately, content curation can be very time consuming. In other words, if we have to fight for audience attention, it is very likely that we start pushing our available resources to the limits:

  • maybe we are focused on some knowledge areas, but let many others uncovered.
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Watch out! Twitter is no longer a trusted Social Media Hub

That Twitter wants to exercise more control over their user’s experience and, hence, its whole ecosystem, it is not new. Until now, Twitter’s moves in this direction haven’t had major and practical impact on how we were used to consume the service. For example:

Ok, I admit that this second one, represents a threat for some users and developers in the medium term.…


Social Media Interconnection Map for 2012

Last year I started looking at ways to handle the amount of Social Media presence in a reasonable way. Then, I came up with a Social Media Interconnection Map and a set of design rules, principles and guidelines that we could take into account shall we wanted to build our own.

Unfortunately, everything moves insanely fast in the technology space and so many things have changed since that first proposal. In fact, I have had to adapt my original design several times over the past months due to a number of reasons:

  1. new players have emerged or exploded: Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, Posterous, Instagram, SlideShare, LinksAlpha, ifttt,

Interconnecting Social Media Services

It’s a fact that the number of Social Networking Services is becoming so high that it is increasingly difficult to manage them appropriately. Of course, there is no need nor obligation to have an account on each of them.

It is also true that we all have preferences and these preferences change with time. Consequently, we can’t find everybody on the same place, be either physical or digital. Here is when we start considering on becoming part of the communities our friends, relatives, colleagues, workmates, or, simply, “interests” belong to.…