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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Social Networking

This comes from O'Reilly's discussion of Where 2.0. fatdoor is "is a Community Network that allows you to get to know your neighbors."

I agree that this service is potentially a bit disconcerting. I signed up using postal addresses in NYC and San Francisco, but fatdoor does not currently operate in either of those areas. Until they are up and running in my hood, I have no idea how they protect User privacy.

One potential byproduct of fatdoor and similar apps is that it organizes the data licensed from InfoUSA in such a way that makes that data much more digestible.

How does one opt-out from being listed on fatdoor? Do I need to go to InfoUSA or fatdoor? What if I don't know that either either company exists?

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posted by Alan on Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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