I finally got onto a social networker before Kristin. I signed up with Spokeo, a new combination blog/RSS reader and profile network. Unlike MySpace, Spokeo seems to have users who are out of their teens. You don’t have to declare your dating status, list off your favorite movies or come up with a cutesy tagline to sign up. (not that I’m still bitter about thinly veiled dating sites, ahem, Consummating)
Since you log in with your e-mail address, you can change your username whenever you want. So you’re not stuck with a name that you thought sounded really freaking cool (violet eclipse) but now seems kind of stupid (violet eclipse) when you see it listed with Whyguoren, Pimp My Rickshaw, Decadent Western Dog and Pastey White Guy, to name just a few of the blogs with cooler names than mine on the China blog list.
Anyway, I just signed up as Meg In China… which I’ll be changing to Meg In Rome and then to Unemployeed Girl In Western Mass very soon.
Spokeo is clearly a work-in-progress, with it’s share of dead links. Recently it’s also failed to recognize my password. It doesn’t bother me, though, I got my GMail account when it still had the beta disclaimer. I just missed getting an Early Adopter Livejournal account because whenever Kristin tries to get me to sign up for something, I whine and moan for a while first.