My question is simple, why do I have to log into a bunch of different social networks just to be connected to everything and everyone I am hoping to keep up with? The problem is there is no single social network that connects me to everything. Linkin keeps me networked for business, facebook for friends and family, Myspace to the same people that have migrated to FB, Twitter to followers, yet I still have to check in to all of these places or try to aggregate them somehow through RSS or 5000 daily emails. I would also love people to find me if they are not part of these networks. There are still plenty of internet users who aren't on a social network but may be people I want to connect or reconnect with. I hate to think that I have to wait for a long lost friend to join Facebook just so I can tract them down. Wouldn't it be great if you could submit a public profile with the info that you want to be public to google and make it easy for people to find and connect with you whether or not they are part of a social network? Shouldn't the internet alone be the biggest social network? I have talked about this a little bit on This Week in Media but never really elaborated on it and yet the more and more I use my social networks the more I long for an easier solution. I know not everyone wants to be searchable or easily found and that is probably their reason for not being in a network in the first place but if you want to be found shouldn't it be easier than joining Facebook? I google myself quite frequently just to see what comes up and often the top results are my FB and Linkedin pages. While I would still like these to pop up, I think it would be great if the first result always displayed a profile result displaying the information I want to make public. That way anyone who is trying to find me can get there in a couple of clicks. I guess what I am saying is do we really need all of the middlemen to stay connected and informed?