I believe that the audiences for each of these are going to be different in most cases. For example, I doubt that new media folks are going to care that I just finished knitting a sweater for my nieces. On the other hand, the knitters don’t really care that I’ve just discovered the latest tools for setting up Business Intelligence and Analytics Data Wharehouses.
Both fields interest me greatly, one my occupation and the other my avocation. So how does one keep them separate?
Let’s start with Facebook. Seems like there’s no chance of separating here. You must use your name to create a login. You can not segment your friends or the status/content you post to target only certain friends.
LinkedIn seems to be the easiest as most knitters don’t use this site other than their professional persona, however, there’s not much “social” going on there anyway. So who cares anyway.
What I think needs to happen is a new platform that defines your Profile of Persona. When you sign up for a new social network you define the Persona for that network by pointing back to this Profile of Persona. Kind of like a wallet with different pockets for different persona the way you have for separate credit cards. Any chance of this ever happening?
Share your experiences. How do you get it to work.