What’s in a name? Checking for username availability in social media sites via namechk

Given the explosion in both social media and other types of sites require registration, the ability to get the same username across different types of services can be a very handy thing. When one considers the concept of a “web presence” and/or maintaining an online identity, getting a consistent username is quite important. Getting *your* username is almost as important as getting a web address/domain name.

I came across this handy site that automatically checks the availability of usernames/logins/handles for 145 social networking and bookmarking sites. The site is called namechk and it lists dozens of services that I haven’t even heard about.

Hopefully you will find the site useful.