About.me: WTF?

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Today I tried to contact someone a trusted friend referred me to. My friend had given me the link to the fellow’s About.me page.

A page on which I could find no telephone number. No email address. (Forget about a snail-mail address.)

When I clicked his About.me page’s Email Me button…
About.me Email- Box
…I was given the opportunity to send him a message — if I either:

  • joined About.me;
  • allowed About.me to access my Facebook public profile, friend list and email address
    About.me Facebook Link
  • or authorized About.me to use my Twitter account.
    About.me Twitter link

Is it just me, or is anyone else annoyed by this kind of crapola?

(Yes, I could find the fellow’s other social networks. That appears to be the raison d’ĂȘtre of About.me. And I did eventually click over to his Twitter account and send him a mention tweet.)

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The nSiteful Tech Blog (the official blog of nSiteful Web Builders, Inc. since January of 2013) is where I (Jeff Cohan) and (occasionally) associates will be posting articles of potential interest to like-minded techies, nSiteful clients who are playing active roles in the maintenance of their own Web sites and blogs, and pretty much anyone interested in how Web strategies and tools can help them reach their goals.

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About Jeff Cohan

Jeff and his wife, Margie, are the proud parents of Sarah and Jake. Jeff is the founder, president and chief cook and bottle washer of nSiteful Web Builders, Inc., a Web development and Internet Consulting firm. In his spare time, Jeff builds Web sites and Web applications, plays guitar, putters around in his basement woodworking shop, mercilessly spoils his grandchildren, and creates videos from more than two decades of home movies. His current video project is an extended montage of people (mainly family members) asking him to stop filming them.

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