I’ve noticed recent trend in people feeling high and mighty by removing their social network profiles. Like, they are punishing the social networks or something. Yes, without us, they are nothing. We get it.
But…I still get a lot of use out of The Facebook. And I wanted to see for myself if it was true, and if deleting a social network profile was as gratifying to social geeks as shooting a vein full of heroin is to a junkie.
So, I decided to consider this whole B.S. Scoble/Plaxo/Facebook debacle. I’ve already removed Robert from my twitter stream cuz I find his twitter style dilutive ad useless to me, plus, he tends to be an echo chamber for information I’ve already found elsewhere or on my own. Facebook, as I state, still has a tremendous amount of social power for me. So I did the most obvious thing I could.
I deleted my Plaxo account. I never use the thing anyway, except to approve people who’s contact info I already have, or deny people I don’t know (the whole interaction sounds a lot like myspace is these days).
Maybe deleting Plaxo is just equivalent to “the really weak shit”, but I’m not feeling the buzz that you all seem to be getting.
[tags]Facebook, Plaxo, Scoble, shutthehellup[/tags]
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