Last week, I wrote about Plaxo. You know, the impersonal emails you get from people asking you to update your contact info. I really don't think much of the service at all. I consider it to be equal to spam. But what I think about Plaxo the company just went up a significant number of notches. Plaxo's CEO Ben Golub posted a public apology on Friday on the Plaxo blog: [...] To everyone who hated getting Plaxo update messages, felt we were generating acquaintance spam, or otherwise were harmed … [Read more...] about Now this is transparency
This looked interesting (in a "hmm, reminds me of the million dollar home page idea" sort of way) - an advertising site that includes only blogs. Then I read what BoingBoing's Xeni Jardin had to say about it: BoingBoing reader Darren Rowse just pointed us to a shady site called World Blog Center, which touts itself as "prestigious virtual real estate location in which blogs from a variety of industry sectors are housed." I prefer to think of them as lying assholes, because they're … [Read more...] about Truth in advertising?
One of my (few) pet peeves is getting emails from people with the canned Plaxo message. I received another one just this morning: I'm updating my address book. Please take a moment to update me with your latest contact info. Thanks, [Name] P.S. I've attached my current information in a vcard. If you get Plaxo too, we can stay connected without the hassle of sending emails back and forth. I'd say I've received 20 such requests during the past three months, some from people I have never met … [Read more...] about If this means no more Plaxo emails, great