Its time to clean out your social media profiles.
A lot of people have been buzzing about what they are doing with their profiles such as Hugh MacLeod deleting his twitter account, and Andrew Baron putting his Twitter account up for sale (as written about by Chris Brogan). Which you can see the ebay auction here.
I recently wrote about this very subject just days before in an article analyzing the monetary value of a social networking profile.
So take your pic from the list below showing all the Social Networking services and start doing some Spring Social Media Cleaning:
List of Social Media Sites
Another list from SEOmoz
Mashable – list of 350 social networking sites
Ask yourself a few key questions:
are you using all your profiles? Everyday? Every Week? Every Month?
Are you gaining the original value from them?
Do you want to have 50+ profiles with your information in them?
If you are anything like me, making an account or a profile on every new service that comes out, it definitely ads up. I tend to use some of the same usernames, profile pictures, login names on many services so that I can guarantee my identity on the service and ensure that I will at least attempt to use it for awhile. The true test of a service is whether I am there 30 days later.
I will say that there are some accounts that I do not use that I plan on keeping – but others I may purge. One thing that I have started to do is tag my new profiles and accounts so that I can keep track of how many I actually have. At this point I know it is in the hundreds (thousands?) so I think it is time for a little social media spring cleaning.Tags: Social Media, Social Media Marketing