Not very good for the privacy of the lurker, though.
I use linkedin, because it seems appropriate for technical and career information. I do not like the fact that they try to be another version of twitter or facebook, though. They often have the same types of security issues and although it's a little less blatant, they do send emails about activity on the site that I consider spam. At least they don't hound you with "you still haven't accepted so-and-so as a friend" like facebook does.
My favorite part about that site is that it tells you who has been looking at your account. Fills your with Pride when you see who is looking at ya.
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SonLight on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:29 am
Agreed. I'd not be that happy either if I were a lurker. I'll definitely think twice before I am though.
deanhills on Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:03 am
This is true. There must be a way to disable those emails though.
TheLimey on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:13 pm