I read an article about Spokeo in Newsweek the other day. It’s a social networking tool that scours other social networking sites, including Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, and Flickr and then creates feeds to keep tabs on all of your friends on the social networking sites.
For instance, I added Matt and it showed me when he updated his Friendster profile, MySpace profile, Facebook profile, and what is on his “Amazon Wish list.”
Unlike most social networking sites where you have to request to be someone’s friend, you can add anyone without requesting anything.
I find it a little creepy. Facebook and its ilk are created to communicate with friends, classmates, and colleagues. There is no messaging function on Spokeo…it seems like it’s mostly to just watch. It almost makes me want to make all of my profiles private.Filed under internet |