I decided to check out this new service. It aggregates a whole bunch of other stuff.
Based on what it listed, I checked out every website and signed myself up to check out what I may have been missing. Many things I already knew about, but some of these services were new to me.
2014-07-26 - http://www.profilactic.com/ is semi-gone. I don't think I'll bother with it anymore. As of this date, their parting message is:
2018-03-05 - There's been no update.
There is a lot of duplication in what these services do, and strangely I've also been aggregating aggregation services. That's a bit Alice in Wonderland for me.
I don't care to sign up to any social networking-type sites, but there sure were a lot of them, and a lot of social networking aggregators. There are also some multi-post tools which let you simultaneously Twitter, blog, facebook etc. But there's no way I'd ever give my blog password over to some random service, nomatter how tempting it might be.
I may not end up sticking with Profilactic, but I at least wanted to give them a big shout out for inspiring me to go exploring.
So here's a mostly-complete list of stuff I checked out:
- Google Reader
- Web Albums Picasa Web Albums
- Second Brain
- As of 2018-03-05 it seems to have been dead since 2010-05-17 or later. See https://twitter.com/thingfo
Some of these I'm familiar with, but I haven't had a chance to explore all of these services. I've also signed up to some other services aside from these.
I intend to check these out and do a little review on each of them. I'll probably end up picking a "best of breed" for each class of service.