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Spooked by Spock?

Posted By Jeffrey Eisenberg On December 19, 2007 @ 6:18 pm In Social Media,humor | 5 Comments

spock [1]Logically, just a few days ago, I received an email from the Spock Team [2]:

“So and so Jones” has added you as a trusted contact on Spock. By accepting trust, you will be able to search each others’ network, share contact information, and get news.”

It continued…

“Since you are a person I trust, I would like you to join my network on Spock so we can always stay up to date on how to contact each other.”

Now it’s like a Klingon invasion! First, on impulse power, came another invite, and then another, until now, when they are approaching warp speed. In the name of tribbles, what gives?

First it was LinkedIn and Facebook [3], and now we all feel compelled to “socialize” using the latest shiny new object. Any ideas what will start appearing on my tricorder in the near future?

Spock said, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one,” so consider that, lest you photon torpedo contacts from your address book with similar invites — your friends may not have their phaser on stun. Besides, we wouldn’t want you to wind up a casualty of the Social Network Wars of the early 21st century.

I’m in a no-win situation. I would have sent you to StarTrek.com [4] to help you fetch a universal translator to decipher this post, but it’s shutting down. :(

The solution to my own Kobiyashi Maru test is to go where all the fans have gone before [5].

Live long and prosper [6]!

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[1] Image: http://www.grokdotcom.com/wp-content/uploads/jeff/spock.jpg

[2] Spock Team: http://www.spock.com

[3] LinkedIn and Facebook: http://www.grokdotcom.com/2007/07/30/facebook-follys-and-linkedin-lure/

[4] StarTrek.com: http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/2316633.html

[5] where all the fans have gone before: http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Main_Page

[6] Live long and prosper: http://www.grokdotcom.com/2007/04/09/einsteins-gunfight-at-the-ok-corral/

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