With the holidays approaching I have been looking for a better way to keep in touch with family, friends, and business contacts online.
I have had a profile on LinkedIn for several years, and it has served me well, but it isn't designed for personal contacts.
I found an old friend from high school on ClassMates. He is also on Facebook, but I have been reluctant to set up a profile on Facebook because of their proprietary attitude towards user data.
After looking at several options, I settled on Plaxo. I like their support for Open ID and OpenSocial, and the ability to connect to what people are doing on different sites like Blogger, MySpace, and Flickr. It was very easy to set up and get started.