Personal online presence:
- my blog is on Typepad
- my pictures are on Flickr (a Yahoo! company)
- my links are on del.icio.us (a Yahoo! company)
- my videos are on vpod.tv, although I've started putting them on Youtube (I hate their 10min limitation)
- my radio programming is on blip.fm
- my micro-blogging is on twitter
- my travels are on dopplr
- my personal email is now on gmail.com, and our corporate email is also on enterprise gmail
- google search for internet searching
- wikipedia for everything related to knowledge
- skype for interpersonal communication : chat, VoIP, video calls (excellent tool) (I use FRING on my phone)
- techmeme as my start page for news on the tech world
- mobissimo, easyvols and opodo to check for the best deal on flights
- tripadvisor and tablethotels to book nice hotels
- dl.free.fr to share big files by email. I'm sure there are better services out there. any suggestions?
- maps with either maps.google.com or Google Earth
- I really like Spotify, although I occasionally use deezer.com, last.fm. Blip.fm is already a favourite up there already.
- Facebook is a big time waster, but great to connect with family and old friends
- to some extent I still subscribe to a rare few audio and video podcats on itunes (the excellent Cédric Ingrand shows for example)
- every now and then I catch up on a missed TV series episode online, somehow :)
- I now occasionally go to read up on gigaom.com, techcrunch.com for tech news. occasionally.
- and also occasionally for geek stuff on engadget.com.
- A big absent here is news of the world (main news and financial news): it seems to me it has become a total commodity, and google is a better alternative to search for a story than a main media site although I would still check 20minutes.fr, lemonde.fr, nytimes.com, cnn.com every now and then.
Note that RSS readers and other blog search platforms are not there anymore (technorati & co).
In each category (except for travel, as I look for the best price), I'm down to just ONE service, and have no interest in being present in others. Some of the big guys are still there (Yahoo!, Google), some others not (Microsoft, News Corp), and still a few small independent services manage to grab a lot of my attention (twitter for example).
I've never been a player, so no online gaming for me (WOW, Warhammer, Konfabulator & co.);
no real online video for me (Hulu.com - great interface but I don't use it, ditto for joost.com) ;
only ONE service is different on my mobile phone, and i use many of the mobile versions (Google Maps, Gmail, ...).
I don't seem to trust online services for my backups (as in me.com & other storage services), and have no real need for cloud computing on a personal level.
And I don't yet really use any of the SaaS toots either : Google Docs, Salesforce & co.
That's a huge narrowing down of services isn't it ? From all of what is out there...