Not this situation is anyone's fault but my very own, as I'm admittedly what writer Robert Anton Wilson once labeled as a "Neophiliac" (is there a cream for this type of itch?) when it comes to new services promising an Aladdin-ish, whole new world. I could make the argument it's all related to both my personal and professional life, but in the end, all these online social services create as much work as my paying job already presents. Masochism is inviting more email notifications willingly into your inbox.So this weekend, I'm going on the online equivalent of one of those sketchy "cleanse diets", but in this case I'm aiming to shed some online bulk and close up a few accounts. Knowing my personality, there's something new just around the corner, so closing one door to open another might be the only way to curtail this ever growing list of sites I'm starting to lose track of ("Wait, when did I sign-up for The Biker Shorts & Shotguns Appreciation Network?"). In many ways, opening too many online services is remotely similar to having too many credit card accounts open; you've got too many once you start forgetting you had an opened account in the first place. I'm definitely over my credit limit here.
Addendum: Ha, upon Googling "new social networks", I came to notice the New York Times posted a podcast discussing this very same topic just a few hours ago. Guess we've got the makings of a support group out there!