Analyzing how email turned into today’s social networking models, we know that the ever changing social media will bring us more surprises in the coming years. So far the key of the innovation is sharing data. How and with whom the data being shared is different in different social media sites like facebook leading with sharing data with friends and then twitter for instant, linkedin for business etc. The new comer to join this innovation rally is pinterest – sharing whatever pictures you see in the internet with friends. We have Digg, delicious and good old reddit for sharing everything else anyway. So where is the sharing innovation can lead to us next?
Imagine a single service that let you login and then allow you to change identities on the fly to see various information that you have collected or shared to you by friends. Let’s say this site will allow you to manage your identity’s the way you wanted. Public when dealing with friends or semi-private when dealing with acquaintances and anonymous when dealing with strangers?
Another interesting aspect of the large increase in the usage of mobile devices – this makes easy for people to share what they want. Imagine one single person, who likes, enjoy, breath social media struggling to maintain his/her presence in instagram, pinterest and facebook along with other skill based verticals or in twitter?
Yes, we are leading to a consolidation in social media. Sooner than later, there will be tools/utilities and services that offer a consolidation of one’s social presence. Like we talked about in this post – http://www.infotechideas.com/2009/03/social-media-consolidation.html. Circle me is a good start – http://circleme.com/.