July 19, 2007
Email Has Evaporated As a Social Tool
Yes, I still get the occasional social email. But I looked through my email over the last week, and I have two (yes TWO) social email. The other 5,000 or so are business (though I have even talked with VCs using Facebook and IM recently), or mail lists about things I'm interested in, Google Alerts, or spam.
But nothing much social, nothing of pure fun.
Email I think it's safe to say, is 99.9995% over for me as a social tool. And that makes it a whole lot less fun.
Now I use Facebook, IM, Twitter, blogging and commenting, txt messaging on my phone, MMS on my phone, the phone itself for things social, Dabble to see video recommendations from friends, and Flickr for my friends photos. Email is a pure notification and mail list tool.
Yesterday I got a demo of the new Plaxo from Mr. Plaxo (Joseph Smarr) and the "open Facebook" as Techcrunch called it. Was really interesting because it pulled everything into one place, everything except Facebook and personal phone messaging that is. I'm trying it out on my own now.
July 18, 2007
Harry Potter on The Pirate Bay, Pls C&D Me!!
So, I just realized I probably know Mark S. Seidenfeld, mentioned on Techcrunch today. I believe I worked with him at my first job out of college and would love to catch up with him. I tried looking him up on the Scholastic site but they don't list General Counsel or make it easy to reach people.
So, here's the deal, if I link to Techcrunch on their C&D story, who linked to Torrent Freak, I'll be linking to the linkers who linked to the linkers who pirated something. Harry Potter, in this case.
This reminds me of when I was C&D'd by Diebold for linking to the linkers who linked to the linkers... blah blah which produced a C&D from them. It was all totally bogus and just a form of shutting down speech, but as I said, I'd love to get an email from Mark because I'd like to be in touch.
Whatever works. Mark, my email is mary at hodder dot org. Ttyl.