Personal Status Messages (PSM) are an excellent way to keep in touch with your network. Facebook, Windows Live, LinkedIn and other social networks have Personal Status Message features that let you keep your network informed about things you would like them to know. In addition Microblogging tools like Twitter enable you to subscribe to tweets from your network as well as create your own feed.
I spend a fair amount of my day working on email, scheduling meetings and generally working within Microsoft Outlook. As a result, I decided to channel all of my social network updates to Outlook as RSS Feeds. I update my status using Windows Live Messenger and the update is sent to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Live. Here is how I keep up with my updates via Outlook and Windows Live Messenger. I would love to hear ideas of how any of you manage your updates as well.
Feel free to ping me with any ideas or suggestions you may have on managing personal status messages and better ways of doing this.