Bare your Soul: New Year's Resolutions in Social Media

Are you in the mood to set New Year's Resolutions a few days early? Let me help you.

I stumbled across a funky little family of social networking sites this week. The first member of the group I found was 43things.com, which encourages you to set goals for yourself out in the open, for the world to see. It got me thinking about the goals I have set for myself and realized there are some I feel ok about sharing with you, but some that I'd rather keep to myself. Sorry about that. But you can see two I have set here - continuing to shrink my body and travelling to at least one of the 5 states I have yet to visit. Do you think Sun has a telecom customer in Alaska?

From 43things, I found 43people, 43places, allconsuming.net and listsofbests.com. The sites are all produced by the Robot Co-op group and kind of link together in a funky sort of way. It appears that the databases of all these sites are unified, even if the navigation among them is a bit awkward.

I exchanged email with Daniel Spils of the Robot Co-op, who acknowledged they need to improve their inter-site navigation. My two suggestions? Make it really easy to navigate among the sites, and unify the look and feel. That would really improve the experience and elevate the value.

Now I've said my piece ... what are you going to do this year? Do you want to go North to Alaska with me?

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