There is a very good article on Search Engine Land, that describes ranking for your own name using social media sites.
By reputation building you can practically own the entire page by creating all your profiles (twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc).
Of these, it has been found that linkedin
outranks everything else in the hierarchy of social media (for ranking for your own name).
A very interesting finding.
I've neglected to create a LinkedIn account. I know it is good for networking jobs and what not, but I just "never had time" to get around to it. Same with Google+ it just wasn't high on the to-do list.
So... with that in mind Let's get social!