Howdy and welcome. Amazingly enough, even though I’ve been in technology for my entire career, I’ve never had a public blog before. I did have a live journal for a while, but I kept the whole thing private, so that doesn’t really count. I’m using Twitter and Facebook as well, but those are limiting when it comes to how much you can write and what kind of things your friends are really interested in seeing. I also have been listening to This Week in Google with Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis, and there have been a lot of discussions on privacy vs. publicness on that show lately. The changes to Facebook’s privacy policies have been calling into question whether we can really control our online identities when we proxy them through a third party. I’m not sure what the answer is, but my decision to purchase “aaronfrerichs.com” and start this blog has a lot to do with those discussions. I believe controlling this domain and using it as a place to post my random musings and ideas on technology is a good way to start controlling my identify online.
At the moment, I’ve locked this blog down pretty tightly. I’ll open it up more as I figure out exactly how I’m going to use it. I’ll freely admit this is an experiment and that only time will tell exactly what it will be.