LinkedIn Becomes Plaxo

I like Reid Hoffman and think he’s working on a very interesting project with LinkedIn. But I have reached the pain point and am headed toward shutting down my LinkedIn account.

Why? Because it’s generating more spam than Plaxo.

It reminds me of a great comment by Clay Shirky at a social software panel i was on last fall. Clay said something similar to the following about social networks, “they are like parties – when they are small, they are great, but when they get big, you have to leave”.

Reid has done a good job. LinkedIn has gotten big. So I have to leave.