When i first heard about Plaxo and the whole "Global Address book" hoo ha, I didn’t sign up. When a few friends and colleagues signed up and invited me, I passed. Why? I was waiting to see where they’d go. Finally just a few days ago, I got another invite. "Ok, it’s been a year or so. they’re still around, more people are using them, i’ll sign up."
An always up to date address book is definitely a nice thing, when I think about my Blackberry, my Mac, Google, etc all being their own (more or less) little silo’s. But now…?
No sooner have I mined my Gmail address book, my LinkedIn account, etc, than i see that TechCrunch is reporting, they’re up for sale.
Great, just great.