Lets start with the mosaic, as writing about it has been on my “to do” list for a few days.
Maurizio is a regular reader and talented programmer has come up with a great idea for community appreciation, a community mosaic.
I know this has taken him a great deal of time to accomplish, because he first of all asked me for a high resolution photo over a month ago.
First of all here is a baby version of his amazing mosaic
If you want to see the full size version you will have to click through to see the full community mosaic in all it’s glory.
The mosaic is all live links (no nofollow) so I am giving my whole community a link (it is over 1000 people now)
He has actually done a whole collection…
I decided to create mosaics of the blog I read the most, so after John Chow and Darren Rowse, here are Paula Mooney, Jeremy Schoemaker, Andy Beard, Michael Arrington and Richard Cunningham (In no particular order other than â€œladiesâ€™ firstâ€ :) ).
Note: I was the one to add nofollow to John Chow
MyBlogLog & Yahoo IDs
MyBlogLog will soon be moving over to Yahoo IDs
I am a little worried about one part of the announcement
Now you can choose to keep your current name, use your Yahoo! name or even change your screen name completely. And, no longer can only one person be a name. If you want to be Sam, regardless of whether or not there is already a Sam, you can still be Sam. Nicknames can be changed at will, and nicknames, just like in real life, can be shared by many people. No more ‘Change Screen Name Verified nonsense… Reinvent yourself as often as you like!
Currently I have a nice clean profile that many people have linked to directly in the past, and has a highly relevant URL.
For reputation management they are my 3rd and 4th listing for a search on “Andy Beard”, and the URLs look reasonably attractive.
Those attractive URLs could soon change to some kind of user number (more scalable) especially if people will be able to change username at will under Yahoo IDs.
Ian Kennedy has already responded in the comments to address my concerns in the comments.
Rest easy, all URLs will remain the same and cannot be changed. Your screen name is not tied to that URL.
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