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[ale] Plaxo Pulse



Google calls it a social networking thing.  Not sure if it is business
or not.   Hadn't heard of it before today.

The most popular "business" social network I know of is LinkedIn - That
is the one where most of my ex-colleagues at various jobs are.  It's a
good way to find such people later even when phone numbers and emails
have changed as they'll usually update that site.  Unlike some of the
other sites this one isn't used by bands and teenagers so one doesn't
get "spam" usually.  (Barring the occasional recruiter that asks to be
linked because I happened to have been a contractor for their agency.)

-----Original Message-----
From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
George Carless
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 10:23 AM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [ale] Plaxo Pulse

Isn't Plaxo some kind of annoying business-related social networking
thing?

On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 10:15:16AM -0400, 
Jeff Lightner wrote:
> A con man calls his targeted victim "mark" so perhaps this spammer
> thought he was being clever in his choice of names.
> 
> Even when I get email from full names and addresses of people I know
> I'll usually hesitate before clicking on links or opening attachments
-
> especially if they're not computer savvy people.  I'm sure I miss a
lot
> of funny stuff by not opening unsolicited Word docs but I'm also sure
I
> miss a lot of malicious macros etc...  
> 
> One way to check things out is to do a Google search on the
name/domain
> that is being offered.  If it is legit you'll usually see many hits
for
> the service and find another way to get there rather than clicking on
> the link in the email (which often enough is masking a completely
> different domain or IP).
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
Jeff
> Hubbs
> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 9:40 AM
> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [ale] Plaxo Pulse
> 
> Best assumption is that it's spam. 
> 
> Greg Freemyer wrote:
> > I just got invited to join "Mark" at Plaxo Pulse.
> >
> > I can't even tell if that is pure spam, or if someone I know named
> > Mark actually invited me.
> >
> > That is truly irritating.  I'm going to treat is as spam, but I
> > thought I would vent a little here.
> >
> > Greg
> >   
> 
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