Plaxo started life as a place to hold your contact information online.
That was quite handy and they allowed synchronising from your Mac or PC so your contact data were always held safe in the cloud.
More recently Plaxo added a feature called Pulse. Pulse allows you to tell it where you publish photos, blog posts, bookmarks etc. and it creates a lifestream, a la Facebook which it publishes to your Pulse network.
All sounds nice, right?
Sure, however, for some reason, and I don’t know why, of all the social networks I have joined (and I have joined a few!) Pulse seems to generate the most emails. The emails typically have the subject line “[someone I have never heard of] has added you as a business connection”
On Facebook and Xing, the other two social networks I frequent most, I occasionally get connection requests from people I don’t know. But not very often, and usually a bit of digging will show how they are connected to me.
However, on Plaxo I get waaay too many of these business connections and I have no idea where they are coming from.
Is this just me or are others finding Plaxo also generates too many connection requests from strangers?