Plaxo has launched a new service: Plaxo Pulse.
If you have already heard of Plaxo it is probably because of their free plug-in for MS Outlook, Outlook Express or Thunderbird. This tool is a good way to keep up-to-date with the contact details of the people from your address book who are also member of Plaxo. And to let them automatically know when one or more of your contact details change.
But now Plaxo also steps into the field of online networking with Plaxo Pulse. It is still in Beta, but it is clear what they want to offer: another online platform like Facebook, LinkedIn, Ecademy, Xing and others.
The functionality that is offered today is what they were already doing (but few people knowing or using it): online access to your address book, calendar, tasks and notes from MS Outlook. Very handy if you don’t have your own computer with you, but have access to the Internet.
The differences is that they improved the user interface and added some new functionality: profile, groups, connections and the possibility to share blogs, YouTube videos and other tools/websites. However this functionality is still very limited.
My opinion at this moment in time: Plaxo has a huge potential because of its large user base, but needs to add some more functionality (especially in profiles and groups) before it becomes a real player in the social networking world.
Have a great networking day !