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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.

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  • http://therealmccrea.wordpress.com John McCrea

    Having the tema look into it. Sorry for the inconvenience, and yes, unfortunate timing.

    John McCrea
    vp of marketing, plaxo

  • http://billy-girlardo.com BillyG

    Exactly why I risk ‘falling behind’ more and more everyday in an online network fashion, but then again, I don’t have to worry about any of these and other problems since I refuse to join any social networks.

    My whole life is my reader and del.icio.us, and yes, I make frequent xml withdrawals from my database.

    Maybe my 41 year old age is showing, but then again, wisdom comes with age so… :-)

  • eroom

    The frustrating thing for me is to have individuals accept my plaxo request. I never made these requests. These are requests I never sent. To say I am concerned about security is an understatement. Plaxo does not make it easy for me to withdraw from the network, even if everything has been deleted off my laptop.

    If anybody knows how I can remove myself from Plaxo I would greatly appreciate the feedback. I seem to be in the Plaxo grip and I want OUT!