Plaxo and Facebook: Time to Sing Kumbaya?


Can it be? Is it time to hold hands and sing songs of unity and closeness?

Google is reported to be ready to join the open social web movement. Rumors are swirling that Facebook may about to make a move in that direction, too. Mark Zuckerberg has friended Plaxo’s Joseph Smarr, co-author of the Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web. And now Plaxo, today, added Facebook to its lineup of feeds in Pulse, alongside MySpace, Flickr, Twitter, Yelp, Pownce, Jaiku, and 20 other user generated content sites!

Alas, though, this is but a baby step. Plaxo is just taking existing RSS feeds of your “Notes” and your “Posted Items” and flowing them into Pulse. Your virtual address book on Facebook remains out of reach, behind the wall. But, if the rumors I’m hearing are true, the walls just might be crumbling a bit…

2 thoughts on “Plaxo and Facebook: Time to Sing Kumbaya?

  1. […] You can read the rest of this blog post by going to the original source, here […]

  2. It is encouraging although I am become less and less interested in Facebook as the central focus of my social networking activities on the Web. My growing preference is for a service that acts as a kind of meta social network and let’s me incorporate my existing services without silly limitations and restrictions.

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