I got an invitation to SpokeIn touch yesterday. This is “the open network for business people” What I didn’t get was how it was any different then any other ‘stay in touch’ thing like Plaxo (which I don’t use). In fact I am not going to use anything in this genre until they are using open standards that interoperate with other systems. Below the fold is the actual e-mail if you want to dive into it. And no I don’t want to sprinkle the world with my hCards. Please consider building the equivalent using XRI/XDI. It also strikes me that one would need to trust the service one is sharing all this information with. I have no basis for trusting them right now – who has had a good experience with them?
I would like to make sure I have your most recent contact
information. Would you take a minute to review the
information below and let me know if it’s up to date?
I’m using Spoke InTouch to send this message – it helps me
update my address book easily and keeps your contact
information private. Your reply comes directly to me and
isn’t routed through Spoke or any other company.
1. Click REPLY.
2. Review the contact information below.
3. If you have any corrections, just edit the text.
4. Click SEND.
— Edit your information below —
| First name :
| Middle name :
| Last name :
| Job title :
| Company :
| Work email : MY E-MAIL address
| Work phone :
| Work address :
| Work city :
| Work state :
| Work postal code :
| Work country :
| Mobile phone :
| IM address :
| Home email :
| Home phone :
| Home address :
| Home city :
| Home state :
| Home postal code :
| Home country :
— Thank You —
You received this message from someone using Spoke InTouch,
a private solution for updating your address book.
Using Spoke InTouch, you respond directly to the sender,
not to a shared-contacts data server.
To try it yourself, please visit http://intouch.spoke.com.
You can view my public profile at