bebo address book

Does anyone use the bebo address book system? You can send out a request to all your friends that you are updating your address book. Your friends go to a unique URL and enter their contact details. Once they enter their contact details, they become part of the system. So if anyone in your network updates their address, you will be automatically notified. And if you update your address, all your friends will see your new information. A nice system to keep things up to date.

Here’s my address if you wish to add me to your bebo list: I DELETED THE URL.

After reading the comments on this post, i’ve decided to leave bebo. I highly recommend everyone else does also.

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laura
laura
17 years ago

i’ve heard of this. i got an email from someone asking me to participate, but it sounded like a hoax or a scam.

Tom Saaristo
17 years ago

Laura took the words right out of my mouth.

laura
laura
17 years ago

have people signed up for your list yet?

Scythe
17 years ago

I was actually looking through google to see if this bebo thing was legit and I came across your blog. Wierd way for me to stumble on it but you solved my problem none the same.

Anonymous
Anonymous
17 years ago

It seems to be a fairly new thing going around the net, but I’d be cautious about it. The company is also known for data harvesting (i.e. – gathering your personal information to sell to marketing companies). Whether they state it or not in their Privacy Policy section, your info IS INDEED being sold off to third parties. It’s easy for BeBo (or ANY company) to “claim” that their servers were hacked into. To me, Privacy Polices mean nothing these days on the net.

Anonymous
Anonymous
17 years ago

Oh… and here’s a link that goes a little more into the problems of BeBo… http://www.arlodesign.com/likeyoureallycare/2005/02/bebo-is-too-sketchy.shtml I guess there’s pro’s and con’s to it all, but most folks who have tried it did indeed notice an influx of unwanted spam in their e-mail inboxes. I’d also be weary of leaving my home address, home/work telephone and cellphone numbers on something like that.

Gina
Gina
17 years ago

a friend of mine found out that her friends were receiving e-mail invitations to join that bebo site from her. the problem was that she didnt send out any invitations to anyone. something collected the information in her eudora address book and automatically sent out bebo invitations to all her friends without her even knowing! even if its a random virus, its still somehow connected to that bebo site because they want you to sign up with them. i dont trust that bebo site whatsoever. like that other person here said, i think they just want to collect as much information about you as they can for marketing reasons!

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