Ok, well maybe they didn't read my post on simply making the internet my social network instead of having to sign up for 5 difference sites like Facebook, Linkedin, etc. But Google has taken a great step in making my vision come true by introducing Google profiles. The skinny of it is you can create a public profile now on google using your good name that then becomes a prominent search result on google. This is fantastic! I love the fact that I can choose the information I want people to find quickly when they google me. If you have been in the work place as long as I have or have moved around the country a half a dozen times then you probably have tons of friends, business contacts, and other folks you have lost touch with. You also have that list of friends that are simply not engaged or have no desire to embrace the internet regularly. These are the people that will probably never create a Facebook or social site profile, barely use email, they think twitter is a sound a bird makes and have probably never read a blog. But they know how to do one thing on the internet, google stuff. I want these people to be able to find me in some capacity and creating a google profile fits the bill. I love the fact that this gives me a hub of sorts to lead people who google me to different destinations about me. On your profile you can link to your personal urls, blog, list places you lived, basic interests and a photo of course. While this doesn't solve all of my issues of having to log in several places to "keep up with it all", it is a great tool that at least solves one of my issues. Now if I can figure out a solution to my social network fatigue.