Why I Deleted My Plaxo Account

I only began using Plaxo about a year ago when it began accepting OpenID and I knew I wouldn’t have to “register” with a service that I found quite useless and duplicative of LinkedIn.

Today it was announced that Comcast will acquire Plaxo for something north of $150 million. Plaxo’s database of contacts and user info will presumably be an integral part of Comcast Interactive Media’s integrated Web/TV/Spying platform which is coined SmartZone. SmartZone was announced last year as a collaboration between Comcast, HP, Zimbra, and others.

Sorry, but I don’t trust Comcast at all what with their sketchy terms of service implementations and withdrawals, it’s quite clear that customer service is not anywhere near the top of their concerns or priorities.

I never really used you Plaxo — and it looks like I never will.

Click here if you wish to delete your Plaxo account too. In the meantime, you can always connect with me on LinkedIn and track my lifestream at a variety of places including Yahoo’s MyBlogLog.

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AT&T 3G Broadband Speed on Steroids in LA

AT&T 3G Broadband WirelessCurrently on the I-5 headed toward San Diego (I’m in the back seat of Mike Prasad’s car) and my USBConnect 881 is cooking up series speed via AT&T’s 3G wi-fi network. No need for Time Warner crap cable service if I had this kind of 3G reception at home. 2.8Mbps download vs. 1Mbps upload. Nice!

Happy RSS Day!

RSS Awareness Day


It’s RSS awareness day. I’m a huge fan of RSS and began subscribing to feeds about five years ago when I was weaning myself off of traditional newsgroups via XNews. I first used Outlook Express, and later Thunderbird for RSS. For a little while I dug Newsgator and later NetNewsWire (which was later acquired by Newsgator). But for the past couple years it’s been strictly Google Reader (screenshot below), which I can also access on my mobile (via http://www.google.com/reader/m/).

What do you use?

An opml file of the feeds I follow is embedded on my site right here. You can expand each tab infinitely to skim the content, or just download the opml for yourself and go nuts. I recently added this opml to Toluu as well.

Subscribe to an rss feed of this blog or to my friendfeed rss if you really want to see what i’ve been up to on the internets.

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