Like many people, my online identity is pretty dispersed these days, with a mix of my professional journalism / blogging (aimed largely at senior IT professionals), my personal writings on tech/geek matters, my comedy odes and songs, plus personal ideas / pictures / music / ramblings / interests / projects - all spread over a variety of my own and third-party blogs, websites and social networks.
Because of this, I’ve created this ‘launchpad’ to bring some of these things together so you can pick and choose what’s of interest or where and how you’d like to connect.
So whether you’re a CIO, web entrepreneur, free thinker or digital civil libertarian interested in linking up, a high-tech events organiser looking for a speaker/presenter or content consultant, an organisation looking for a great specialist writer/editor to help with external or internal communications, a commissioning editor sourcing features / analysis / commentary - or simply someone with a common interest such as irreverent comedy, odes, wordplay, electronic music making, magic trickery, gadgetry, online apps, open data, social tech, science, art or design - you should find what you need here.
WHERE I’M WRITING (PROFESSIONAL/BUSINESS):
Booting the system - my Computer Weekly blog (from January 2012)
Posterous - I aim to use this to create an archive of stuff I want to keep online (e.g. blogs I’ve previously written for third-party sites that are no longer available on the original site). However, sounds like it might be wound up following the Twitter acquisition, so I may change to another site.
The New Game - where you are now. Don’t blog here much nowadays, but have some older writings and professional details on here.
Infosecurity Network - I edited this (editorially independent) blog on IT and information security between January and July 2011 for the well-established annual Infosecurity Show at Earl’s Court. In July the blog was merged into that of Infosecurity Magazine.
I was previously editing an independent blog on IT leadership and strategy for 2010’s 360°IT Event - see 360°IT Blog.
Steria Exchange - This blog on IT services, leadership and trends is now offline, but I was a regular contributor from its inception in 2008 to its demise in 2010. I am in the process of putting together an archive of some of my best bits.
WHERE I’M BLOGGING (PERSONAL):
Mortlemania - geek and personal ramblings, comedy, music, family and other stuff I do with my spare time
Google Talk: jim.jarmo
MY ONLINE SOCIAL HAUNTS:
Twitter - my social network of choice. I’m on here most days and evenings and use it for a mix of personal socialising, professional networking, life-streaming, topic tracking and link sharing.
LinkedIn - well, you have to be on here these days, don’t you? I don’t accept ‘cold’ requests to link up as I like to keep it to professional contacts, but if we’ve met or done business then please feel free to connect.
Facebook - I’m only on here to keep up with old friends who don’t tend to use other social networks, so I keep my profile private and again don’t accept ‘cold’ requests to connect.
Google+ - Using this a bit. Not as much as Twitter, but more than Facebook.
Soundcloud - my comedy MP3s and other musical noodlings.
last.fm - Scrobbling my listening habits here.
Flickr - personal pics and videos I want to keep in the cloud - some public, some for conatcts/friends/family only
Twitter pics - ‘on the fly’ mobile pics I want to share, mainly found oddities, funnies and captured ‘moments’
Twitpic - as above, but older
YFrog - only a few older ones on here
YouTube - personal videos including some of my comic odes and songs
Vimeo - A few personal videos/vlogs
Audioboo - mobile audio blogging site. I’ve used this both to recite my odes and to post other personal audio bits and bobs
FunnyOrDie - some of the comedy odes/songs from my YouTube channel are also up at this social site for comedians and comedy fans.
MY ONLINE BOOKMARKS/SHARED ITEMS
Google Reader Shared Items - Tend to do most of my link sharing via Twitter these days, but some archived stuff here
bit.ly - my main social bookmarking/URL shortening site.
Can’t find what you’re after here? Try Googling me