Surviving the Social Multiverse

I'm sure many of you have will know what I'm talking about when I say it is very hard to keep track of all your online social interactions these days, tweets, blog posts, comments, bookmarks, videos and more!

To help us keep our sanity as we traverse the Social Multiverse™ several useful tools have been created; FriendFeed will aggregate most of the sites you contribute to into one twitteresque page, allowing comments to be made in one place, but unfortunately outside of the environment of the original post. Other tools, such as coComment or co.mments, keep track of conversations by aggregating your comments, from multiple sites, into one place, with browser plugins installed to automate it.

I've been using both these solutions for sometime now, to both feed my sidebar and help keep track of interesting discussions. Recently I've discovered Yahoo! Pipes, which according to Wikipedia, is:

...a web application from Yahoo! that provides a graphical user interface for building applications that aggregate web feeds, web pages, and other services, creating Web-based apps from various sources, and publishing those apps.

I've used it to pull my feeds from blogs, twitter, youtube, flickr and any discussions I'm tracking all into one time ordered feed. Pipes that you create can be made public so that other users can create clones based on their information my source is available here, just paste in your feed URL's and you're good.

I have plans to modify my pipe further, as at the moment it is a fairly basic RSS aggregator and other examples on Yahoo! Pipes put it to shame.

What other methods do people use to keep track and stay current?

Andrew Gribben @grib