I've just got used to dealing with my ADOS disorder (Attention Deficit... Oh! SHINY!!!) and now I have another issue.
I'm talking about MTPD (Multiple Twitter Personality Disorder). It's a new disorder, and you won't likely find it in any medical encyclopedia, but just this morning I realized how pervasive it really is.
It started with a connection request from LinkedIn. I realized the person contacting me was already a connection... but the profile of the new connection highlighted a different facet of his professional career. A quick search on some other profiles indicated the start of a trend... that people may be using social medial tools much like we had different versions of a resume. John Doe the lawyer, John Doe the social activist, John Doe the non profit board member, John Doe the family guy.
I'm guilty of this in my Twitter life. Like the mythical hydra, I have multiple online faces. I have @21stCentSchool for my academic related tweeting, @InvisiTech for technology leadership related tweeting, @Synectics for my personal tweets, and even @Polysemaniac (which is new) for puns and other higher forms of humour.
I use LinkedIn for my professional network, and this blog as a public platform to share my IT related thoughts and musings in a format longer than 140 characters.
For those who take the time to follow my tweets, I do not feel that everything I think is germane to all, and so I segment. I prefer this to those who give the whole shebang (work, life, politics, faith, etc.) under one Twitter account.
How about you? Do you have MTPD? Feel free to comment.