I recommend that you start making a list of your passwords.
I’m not saying that you are forgetful or that you have CRS (can’t remember sh**) like me, I’m warning you ahead of time that you’re going to be signing up for a bunch of stuff and you will need to keep track of passwords and personal URLs somehow.
You see here’s the thing, in order for us to navigate the sea of social media tools and discover what works best for our individual needs we are gonna have to sign up for stuff. I know, I know you don’t feel like it, neither did I as first. I felt like, this is such a pain in the neck, can’t I just to go on Face Book or Twitter and call it a day. But after I blogged about social networking resourses two weeks ago, I thought it made sense to follow up on my own advice. After all, Face Book and Twitter are great ways to stay in touch with friends and followers but I wanted to take it to the next level. I wanted something more mainstream.
So here is your first assignment (don’t worry it’s going to be easy, especially if your already on Face Book). Go to the Digg site and click the “Connect with Face Book” link at the top left. Now see how easy that was? And you didn’t even need to remember another password (we’ll come back to Digg later and dress up your profile). Don’t get rid of that password list yet because the second part of your assignment is to go here and get your “Add This” tool bar.
Say what Ms. Ileane? Another tool bar!!?
That’s right, I said it, and I don’t care how many other tool bars you have crowding up your screen, get a bigger monitor or get rid of that Google, Yahoo or Bing search bar if necessary.
The “Add This” toolbar is going to make it easy to post your stuff to Face Book, Twitter, Digg, et cetera, et cetera, et cerata. Now you’re starting to get the hang of it. To finish up for today, use your Add This toolbar to share your blog posts or anything else that you Digg, and don’t forget to add me as a friend there too. If you think you’re ready you can go ahead to the next lesson and sign up for any the other resources you find listed on Add This and don’t forget to save your new passwords to that list you started and let me know how you make out. On the other hand, if you’re anxious to get back to your tweets go ahead and tweet this!