Too accessible:

Email (and MSN Messenger, which I rarely use): robertscoble@hotmail.com
Phone: 425-205-1921

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No, I still don’t do LinkedIn or Plaxo and I rarely use Skype anymore. I’m going to Plaxo on Tuesday to look at a new version coming out. But LinkedIn is close to getting me back. Damn, it seems like everyone in the world wants me to join it. I try to ignore these things, I really do.

Any others I should be on?

70 thoughts on “Too accessible:

  1. I agree with those who favor LinkedIn, though I also agree with Chris Brogan when he argues that it should include photos. The other essential one for me is Deli.cio.us. I too hardly use Skype, and all my friends who insisted that I get it hardly ever use it to reach me. And the combination of the new Facebook API and MySpace’s spam problem means that contest is over.

  2. I agree with those who favor LinkedIn, though I also agree with Chris Brogan when he argues that it should include photos. The other essential one for me is Deli.cio.us. I too hardly use Skype, and all my friends who insisted that I get it hardly ever use it to reach me. And the combination of the new Facebook API and MySpace’s spam problem means that contest is over.

  3. Isaac: I never got the pressure to join MySpace the way I have with Facebook. I’ve been getting people adding me to Facebook friends list at a rate of about 1 per every two minutes lately. I can’t keep up.

    When I spoke to a bunch of kids at San Jose State I remember what they said: “MySpace is for high schoolers.” Facebook is now seen as THE network for professionals and THAT is why it’s very interesting.

  4. Isaac: I never got the pressure to join MySpace the way I have with Facebook. I’ve been getting people adding me to Facebook friends list at a rate of about 1 per every two minutes lately. I can’t keep up.

    When I spoke to a bunch of kids at San Jose State I remember what they said: “MySpace is for high schoolers.” Facebook is now seen as THE network for professionals and THAT is why it’s very interesting.

  5. I don’t know man. I’d think MySpace would be one not to miss, with the connections you have. Though it is sort of full of spammers…

  6. I don’t know man. I’d think MySpace would be one not to miss, with the connections you have. Though it is sort of full of spammers…

  7. Robert, my god, come and join our Social Hermits group on Facebook and face the darkness of your cave alone:

    When it just gets too much, when you really don’t want another friend, another poke, another invitation, another network, another comment, another backlink. When you just want to go back to your cave and be a network of one for a while. Joins us, Robert. Apart we are strong.

    (It’s a facebook group. The less you say, the more you get promoted)

  8. Robert, my god, come and join our Social Hermits group on Facebook and face the darkness of your cave alone:

    When it just gets too much, when you really don’t want another friend, another poke, another invitation, another network, another comment, another backlink. When you just want to go back to your cave and be a network of one for a while. Joins us, Robert. Apart we are strong.

    (It’s a facebook group. The less you say, the more you get promoted)

  9. Robert,
    LinkedIn would definitely help expand your already huge readership, especially to a non-blogosphere focused audience.

    Right off the top of my head, LinkedIn Answers helps you answer questions raised by your professional network. You can also tap into the wisdom of your business network to answer specific questions you may have.

    Here’s Calacanis’ recent question on “what you’d do if you were the CEO of Mahalo?”: http://tinyurl.com/33rmwr

    Jason,
    To respond to your question, apart from LI Answers, here’s a great list of 20 ways to use LinkedIn that came out earlier today (via productivity site “Web Worker Daily”): http://tinyurl.com/yukjpj

    Mario from LinkedIn

  10. Robert,
    LinkedIn would definitely help expand your already huge readership, especially to a non-blogosphere focused audience.

    Right off the top of my head, LinkedIn Answers helps you answer questions raised by your professional network. You can also tap into the wisdom of your business network to answer specific questions you may have.

    Here’s Calacanis’ recent question on “what you’d do if you were the CEO of Mahalo?”: http://tinyurl.com/33rmwr

    Jason,
    To respond to your question, apart from LI Answers, here’s a great list of 20 ways to use LinkedIn that came out earlier today (via productivity site “Web Worker Daily”): http://tinyurl.com/yukjpj

    Mario from LinkedIn

  11. Jason: for me? LinkedIn didn’t do much, but then I have an huge audience and have enough contacts in the industry to get to nearly anyone I want to. So, for me a network like LinkedIn is redundant and bothersome. I expect that it’d be the same for almost any blogger in the tech industry. But for everyone else? I keep hearing wonderful stories about people getting jobs, finding old friends, etc etc.

  12. Jason: for me? LinkedIn didn’t do much, but then I have an huge audience and have enough contacts in the industry to get to nearly anyone I want to. So, for me a network like LinkedIn is redundant and bothersome. I expect that it’d be the same for almost any blogger in the tech industry. But for everyone else? I keep hearing wonderful stories about people getting jobs, finding old friends, etc etc.

  13. Robert,
    What does LinkedIn do for you? I ask only because I’m on it and I have a lot of my co-workers in my network; but I don’t understand the point. With Facebook I can email and interact with my friends. linkedin doesn’t off any of this. I’d like to keep in contact with them and see what they’re up to, but the functionality isn’t there.

    I blogged about this a while back and never really got any good responses.
    http://tinyurl.com/236em3

  14. Robert,
    What does LinkedIn do for you? I ask only because I’m on it and I have a lot of my co-workers in my network; but I don’t understand the point. With Facebook I can email and interact with my friends. linkedin doesn’t off any of this. I’d like to keep in contact with them and see what they’re up to, but the functionality isn’t there.

    I blogged about this a while back and never really got any good responses.
    http://tinyurl.com/236em3

  15. Orcmid: I used to be on LinkedIn and left it and turned off my account.

    The problem is keeping them all up to date. I wish I could update all of these things from one place.

    But Facebook is definitely the one to join right now. Damn my email is full of Facebook requests today.

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