You can opt out any time you like but you can never leave

Here’s a brief follow-up to this week’s thread on Facebook, Plaxo, and Scoble. This morning I found several dozen Plaxo notices in my inbox. Enough is enough, I thought, so I followed the instructions to opt out of all future messages from Plaxo. Here’s what happened all three times I tried, a few hours apart:

plaxo error message

Well, that’s one way to keep people from opting out. Even if this is truly a technical error — and I am willing to believe that — it doesn’t come at a good time for Plaxo. When the blogosphere thinks Facebook holds the high ground in an argument, that’s not good news for the other side.