Sunday, October 14, 2007

Keeping in touch and staying in-sync

It is time for a fall clean-up of many contacts. I'm a Plaxo Premium subscriber and also a fan of Linkedin. Only recently I started using Facebook, but I'm not finding it that useful yet.

My general rule of thumb for me to accept an invitation on LinkedIn is that I need to know you and your work. My LinkedIn's contact count will never equal my Plaxo count. It'll always be less.

I'm amazed at how many invites I get from people I don't know. We might work at the same company, but we've never met.

Anyway, I want to make sure everything is up-to-date.

I decide to use the new sync feature on Plaxo that logs into LinkedIn and pulls in all of the data. Then I run the super duper de-duper which found a large number of duplicates. There were many instances where the same person had vastly different contact information.

It seems people have profiles on Plaxo and LinkedIn and they are different and that causes some indigestion for Plaxo.

Maybe Plaxo should have a feature that checks your profile on other sites it syncs with to help fix your own syncing problem.

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