increased contact lists in profile
Short, concise description of the idea
"contacts" list could be maybe expanded indeffinitely to not only messenger aliases, but various web identities.
Full description of the idea
Maybe it's possible to add web affiliations to the "contacts" entries on profiles. I wish I could link my last.fm and flickr.com and del.icio.us profiles (someone might add their blogger.com blog, or even an obscured forum's alias) there directly.
The only way to put these in one's profile now is to list them in the "biography" field, which many users shy from because that field can't be hidden by "friends-only" visibility.
- more contact information
- greater use of friends-only visibility option peculiar to "contacts" section- expanded to private links.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
- complicated profile-editing section with another option
- complicated profiles
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
- displaying more contacts, maybe with "collapse" option on profile pages
- in profile-editing section: maybe all the contact possibilities shouldn't be spelled out like now (ie name:___ at hotmail, name:_____ at jabber, name:____ at yahoo...), but only by an "add another contact" button, after which a list of chat and web services and networks appears in a drop-down menu, and another form field (like the one that goes for e-mail now) to paste an URL of some other profile.