Wuphf in real life
Tired of tweeting? The television show "The Office" offered up a new option for social-media-hungry folk: Wuphfing (Pronounced "woofing"). On the show, it's a start-up social networking site that combines all other networks. The premise: sign up for it and send out one wuphf and the message will be sent out to your Facebook, Twitter, cellphone, house phone and fax machine. At its heart, it's a mockery of the proliferation of social networks and fracturing of digital communities, but the fake site is not that far off-base from reality.
While you wait for Wuphf to get off the ground, try these options out:
Google Voice allows you to have one number to rule them all. You can set up a Google voice number to ring at any phone you want (office, cell, home, second home, car phone, Zack Morris-styled cellphone). You can also have it e-mail you and text you transcribed messages.
Digsby combines all your instant messaging and chatting.
Of course, most IM clients do this on their own now. You can nest A.I.M. into G-chat here.
You can roll your tweets into your AOL lifestream or your Google Buzz.
And, of course, we know now MySpace and Facebook are simpatico as of yesterday.
Of course, the question raised yesterday by a reader is an accurate one: Do you want all your social networks rolled into one? Or do you like the split personality disorder of the networks? Are you a different Facebook you than a Google Buzz you?
| November 19, 2010; 9:57 AM ET
Categories: The Daily Catch
Save & Share: Previous: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Reviews from the peanut gallery
Next: Gettysburg Address's seven-score-and-seven-year anniversary