Ok, maybe I am rushing into things but I had another look at this Viadeo network I was writing about last week. And, I came to the conclusion to cancel my membership. Why?
You might remember my post about “how many web services do you need” back in September last year.
I still think that those are enough.
I really don’t need another network that gets me connected to a “Trader from China”, “a couple in England with 2 connections”, “my friend who I have on Facebook and Linkedin” and a network that wants to charge me if I want to add a friend I have known for years.
Sorry, it was good speaking to Viadeo in person and I like the idea of a local personal network. However, it just doesn’t work for me. I have my connections, I have 2 major networks and I have Facebook too. I think adding another service would just mean too much hassle, more emails and too much work. Instead of subscribing and using it properly, I would rather subscribe to Linkedin which I know brings value to me and I am still using it for free.
Also, on that note. I got an invite from a friend to Likaholix. And, I have to say, this is another sharing side I canceled my membership. Not really using it. Sorry guys.
Enough of bad news about new networks. Stick to what you know and what you know works. However, try new things and if you like them, use them and encourage others to use them. I tried but these 2 services just weren’t for me.