One of the themes I touched on yesterday in my article on how Medium is trying to bring back the web we lost is that we’ve essentially outsourced our identities to multiple corporate entities (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) who control the format and type of content we can produce. In addition to this blog, I maintain at least somewhat-regularly-updated profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Foursquare, and LinkedIn. With your eggs spread across so many baskets, it can be difficult to every truly master a particular platform, and it makes it difficult to provide a holistic representation of yourself. Dave Winer, an early pioneering blogger, recognizes this incongruity and wants to find a way to unite his online identities under one roof:
Today there are lots of ways to scatter all kinds of stuff to the wind. If you do a search on a person, you’ll get a lot of random stuff, but for most people there’s no single place that represents the person.#
So for me, until further notice, my blog is where all my scatterings come together. Usually it’ll just be stuff that I’ve created, but occasionally I’ll point to something from someone else that’s connected to what I do.