Created by feeding my del.icio.us social bookmarks through a visualiser. Using it over time it’s easy to see what topics interest you. I often just bookmark stuff to my browser the way my ancestors used to in the 18th centruy. Therefore, maybe the visualiser doesn’t give a totally kosher representation of my interests. But, by the looks of it, I’d say it’s pretty much on target. Poor old foodblogs don’t get much of a look in these days. Oh well. All this brings me to another thought,
Just how social do you want to be online?
As well as the blog and sharing bookmarks, my listening habits are open to all (well, whenever I remember to flick on the iScrobbler they are), my wants are free to see, my photos to look at and with the help of Alfie, I’ll be sharing my location as and when I start moblogging. All of which I opted to do, no-one had me over a barrel, trousers down, nervous about the near future.
There are probably a tonne of other ‘social’ things you can do online that I don’t know anything about. In blacker, bleaker, more paranoid moments I’ve wondered whether or not we’re just creating an opt-in-Orwellian society. A society that not only monitors itself, but allows others to monitor it monitoring itself. Or summit. Or are we just be nice? Sharing. And all that lovey stuff?