I’ve received a few dozen requests for contact information via Plaxo now. In theory, this sounds brilliant. Having just lost my cell phone and corrupted my addressbook, i’ve been begging folks to write to me with their phone, address, and birthday (*hint*hint*).
But something is amiss. Out of all of these requests, i’ve only *recognized* the names of 3 people who requested my information (including the one today). I get these blank requests from people asking for my contact information. No explanation. Perhaps we know each other via research or blogs, but there is no note or qualifier. It’s really odd. Besides, many of them are using email addresses that are either dead or from my website (not the ones that i normally use to write to people).
I’ve decided that i’m not going to put my data in Plaxo for anyone, whether i know them or not. I just don’t really feel comfortable with the fact that so many of the people who ask me for Plaxo contact information are completely foreign to me. Am i being weird?