I wrote about my first experiences with Social Networking Software a little while ago. An update is that I have continued to add people to LinkedIn, but don't really use any of the other ones. I still don't know what I am going to get by continuing with LinkedIn, but it feels like it could be useful.
Yesterday I read a post by Stowe Boyd about another post calling for a Social Networking Manifesto (which sort of reminded me of ChangeThis, but I digress). I really liked these articles and some others I have read in various places.
I know that there is a move to unify the pain of joining the various sites by people like the FOAF project and ShareID, but I still keep asking myself, "Where is the value, where is the utility?"
I guess we need to keep busy with what we are working on!