A quick tip to protect your social media identities

Working in the magical world of social media, we are regularly looking to create accounts for clients across various social platforms and often – it is a well known client – we find that a particular account has been already taken by a cyber squatter.

To ensure a client’s identities are easier and quicker to find you need to identify a common username across multiple social media sites. I have been using a tool which does this called namechk. Basically it’s a service which allows you to type a username and check for its availability.

Brian Solis has also referred to another similar service known as Knowem which seems to be pretty good. Has anyone had any serious problems with cyber squatting?