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And the online networking onion begins to peel…

Posted by bizcoachjason on February 13, 2008

I admit that I am a big fan of online networking sites, using LinkedIn, Meetup, MySpace, Urbanmelt, Facebook, Yahoo groups, Ning, Google Groups and other sites for social and business networking.

I also have found that some are very easy to use and others are very difficult.  This will obviously differ with the skills of each user.

But what I read today about Facebook makes me really wonder about the negatives of online networking.   It brought me back to when I was trying to cancel an old AOL account, and how truly difficult that was.  But that was just AOL making you jump through hoops so they can retain a customer.  This new issue goes much deeper into corporate responsibility and obligation with your personal information.

Times have changed since my go-arounds with AOL, and online corporations have figured out how to really make you think twice about what’s going on behind the scenes.  So without further ado, here is the NY Times article:
How Sticky Is Membership on Facebook? Just Try Breaking Free

I would love to hear what thoughts any of you have on this privacy vs. capitalism vs. useful tools vs. …, well, you get the idea.

Best,
Jason

P.S.  Speaking of networking, please check out an upcoming seminar that is absolutely outstanding for entrepreneurs, small business owners and sales professionals: http://supercharge.eventbrite.com

See you there!!

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