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Plaxo – I’m Way Behind

Dec - 28 - 2006
Nicole C. Engard

I was stumbling this morning and came across Plaxo. The site says:

Plaxo Basic is Plaxo's core service and is free to everyone who joins. You update your info, your friends update theirs, and everyone stays in touch! Download any of the toolbars below to access a single up-to-date address book across all of the applications you use.

It includes toolbars for Thunderbird, Outlook, AIM & others. Sounded neat, so I went to LibWorm & LisZen and searched to see what librarians were saying. I found this post from 2005:

a lot of people have been wondering what plaxo does. by now, most people have, at some time or another, gotten a request to update their contact information from a friend through plaxo. oftentimes, as plaxo spreads through a social group, those who join plaxo last end up getting sent a large number of these contact info update requests. these people naturally – and unfortunately – mistake plaxo for a spam company :(

what plaxo actually does is harness the power of social networking to keep your contacts up to date. if you and all of your friends are signed up for plaxo, when someone moves, they only need to update their info in plaxo. plaxo then automatically sends the updated info to everyone in the group – to make it even smoother, the people in the group don’t need to do anything; their address books are just always up to date

And a few others that made me want to download this handy tool. I’ll let you know what I think after I play with it a bit.

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4 Responses so far.

  1. Mark Jen says:

    Hi Nicole,

    I’m a Product Manager at Plaxo and I’m glad you found out about us! If you have any feedback while you’re trying out Plaxo, please feel free to e-mail me.

    Thanks!

  2. Mark Jen says:

    Hi Nicole,

    I’m a Product Manager at Plaxo and I’m glad you found out about us! If you have any feedback while you’re trying out Plaxo, please feel free to e-mail me.

    Thanks!

  3. Jan says:

    see some more tools I am using to synch my contacts on http://janmeise.blogspot.com/2007/01/data-repos


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