Reserve Learnstream Username For These Tool and Services

Reserved
In addition to setting up the basic services for your learnstream, you should consider reserving your username for other tools and services you may add to your learnstream in the future.  This helps keep a consistent name across services (if possible).  You don’t need to use any of these services at this time in order to sign up.  If you plan on creating and maintaining a learnstream, you’ll want many of the services below.

Check your preferred user name for multiple services at once on either name.chk or knowem.  Not all services are listed here so you will have to visit the services separately.

Here are some suggested tools and services:

FunctionService/ToolPurpose is to...To Get Started...
BooksShelfari
goodreads
share book recommendations and reviews with othersShelfari
goodreads
Comments/
Discussion
Disqustrack your blog comments in 1 location (for sites using Disqus)Disqus
CommunityNingcreate your own online communityNing
DocumentationScribdcreate, share, store and view documentsScribd
PresentationSlidesharecreate, share, store and view presentationsSlideshare
Postingping.fmupdate many social services from 1 locationping.fm
Stream Aggregatorfriendfeed
cliqset
aggregates many social media services into 1 toolfriendfeed
cliqset
Skypeskypecommunicate (voice, video, Instant Message)skype
Videovimeo
youtube
upload, share and view videosvimeo
youtube
Wikipbworkscreate collaborative website
pbworks

8 Services to Start Your Learnstream Flowing

Learnstream services flowing
There are many services that you could include in your learnstream.  Here are  some of the basic services to consider for your learnstream.  I listed a couple of options for most services (my primary is listed 1st)).

Note:  Try selecting a consistent name across services, if possible. You can check your username for many social services at once by using name.chk or knowem.

Basic Learnstream Services

FunctionService/ToolPurpose is to...To Get Started...
Bookmarkingdelicious diigosave and share bookmarksdelicious
diigo
Blog-litePosterous
tumblr
easily create blog posts or share other web content on your sitePosterous
tumblr
ContactsLinkedin
Plaxo
create and maintain business and industry relationshipsLinkedin
Plaxo
Social NetworkingFacebookconnect and share with friends and colleaguesFacebook
MicroblogTwitter
Identi.ca
communicate and share using short messagesTwitter
Identi.ca
Photo SharingFlickr
SmugMug
store and share photos or other items converted to an image
(e.g., diagrams, charts, visuals)
Flickr
SmugMug
RSS ReaderGoogle Reader
Netvibes
read many sites and pages from 1 locationGoogle Reader
Netvibes
url Shortnerbit.ly
TinyURL
reduce the size of a url to make it easier to share and viewbit.ly
TinyURL



If you’re not sure where to begin, here’s a suggested order:

1. LinkedIn
2. Delicious
3. Google Reader
4. Twitter
5. Bit.ly
6. Flickr
7. Facebook
8. Posterous