is such a mess. LinkedIn makes it almost impossible to find anyone you know or to contact them when you have. Orkut is a toy with amateurish online forum offerings. But Ryze is by far the worst of them all. It is no more than the Classmates.com of the space, with endless pitches (luckily you can control the email you receive), but with no ability to browse people. They’re basically trying to force users to upload their Outlook address book, which is a joke. And the users themselves – it’s a bunch of Herbalife and other pseudo-pyramid losers trying to hook people into a scam. Screw that.
Bad marketing is one thing. Bald-faced lying is another. In case you’ve missed it, there was a flap over a fake “switch” webpage that Microsoft put up the other day. Gruber has the story in his site, Daring Fireball.
a problem for most readers of this site, but still it bears mentioning that people should be careful about any unsolicited email, even email purported to be non-commercial in nature. CAUCE has issued a warning about this: Email groups warn of terrorism-related scams online.