View Andrew Watson's profile on LinkedInYes I am, perhaps belatedly. I’m spending too much time playing “guess which of the people I know are already there.” I’m not sure whether LinkedIn is best described as a social networking for professionals, or professional networking for the online.

Web Identity

So there are all these web services, each of which requires a name and password to log in, and invites the creation of a profile. This leads to what I’ve termed Multiple Identity Disorder. Frank Gruber (via Read/Write Web) notes that products have emerged in an effort to help users better manage and display all of their profiles in one place, and reviews some of the products.

Multiple Identity Disorder is, I think, one of the issues for the web in 2007. I know that I’m making my own case worse by starting yet another new blog. I’m treating it using claimID, as you can see from the About page of this two-day-old blog. Of course, I may have switched to a different prescription by the time you read this…

Mooninites Invade!

Mooninites invade West Philly!

Originally uploaded by xjohnpaulx.

The news of the invasion is two weeks old… or at least it was in Philadelphia. But these guys recently brought Boston to a standstill. Universal Hub is mooninite link central.

Update, replacing my original words with those of Bruce Scheier: These blinking signs have been up for weeks in ten cities — Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Austin, San Francisco, and Philadelphia — and no one else has managed to panic so completely.

Another update: my buddy Constantine von Hoffman claims to have been on TV a couple of times this evening, talking about l’affaire Mooninite. I’m not sure which of his hats he was wearing: business journalist or stand-up comic. I’m not sure that it matters…