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Carl Sassenrath, CTO
REBOL Technologies
16-Dec-2013 18:01 GMT

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When it comes to online social, I guess I'm just a laggard. It really depends on what you want. I created REBOL/IOS and AltME because I wanted more efficient direct and private communications. Those worked really well for that. Very efficient. I don't like wasting time.

When IOS got nominated for a Webby award back in 2002, at the event, I met a few other pioneers who were building open social sites and even a few got traction. But, I used to think how boring is that? One of the guys nagged me for months on this thing "Linked In"... but, seemed like another noise generator to me. Facebook was a disaster for me. Seems like my page became endless spew about nothing. Some people love that kind of stuff. Not me.

Anyway, I finally signed up on Linked In a few weeks ago. Reason wasn't anything special. It seems like an international white pages, and as a directory, it seems like there's some merit. Maybe there's a better "white pages only" service of some kind out there. It's nice to be able to find old friends and for them to find me.

Now, if I could get more folks to come visit and help tend the vines and pick grapes... it doesn't get any easier as the years flip by.

So, after about a month, I'm up to 4 contacts now on Linked In. Pretty good eh? (Well, two are family.)

And you thought I was going to write something about REBOL? Soon.

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