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Strange advice from Friends Reunited

Remember Friends Reunited? It was all the rage for a while, but now sites like Facebook have taken over in terms of popularity. Poor old Friends Reunited have even had to drop the charges for their services. Every now and again, Friends Reunited send me an e-mail to tell me who’s recently added themselves to my schools or workplaces – not exactly a great deal of activity on that front. But I was amused (or bemused) to see the following suggestion on the most recent e-mail…

Why not add yourself to these places?

  • Beechwood Avenue, Bangor
  • Box, Corsham
  • Ash Street, Huddersfield

Well let me see… I’ve never been to these places and they have no connection with my life, so there’s two good reasons for starters.

Stay tuned for reasons why I shouldn’t add myself to Corporation Street, Aberystwyth.

…works for Microsoft as a Global Account Technology Strategist. In a former life he worked for the Lotus brand within IBM for many years. Married with one daughter and two dogs, lives in Camberley (Surrey, England), plays the guitar to a mediocre standard, and runs 10 kms and half marathons at an average speed. That’s it really.


Darren Adams • 5 July 2008

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  1. Steve 8 July 2008 - 8:42 pm Reply


    I too have been offered to join places to which I thought I had absolutely no connection, but then I found out that one of my old school friends had put this place on thier profile and had looked at a recent update I did to my profile. FU obviously put 2 and 2 together and got 5 !!!

    Cluching at straws I think. FU must be going downhill fast as they now offer free messaging. MySpace and Facebook are kicking their butts.

  2. Jay Haffling 14 July 2008 - 2:12 pm Reply


    I work with a client who is interested in some visibility on your website They provide hardware reviews to their users. They are interested in getting a short mention from your website, maybe about a product or about their site.

    Let me know if you are interested so we can discuss the price for this.


    Jay Haffling

  3. Darren 14 July 2008 - 3:57 pm Reply

    Jay, thank you but no thanks.

  4. Daniel Barros 23 July 2008 - 8:30 pm Reply

    Hi Darren,

    I came accross you, searching for jobs in UK for Lotus Notes development, found the newly UKLUG, since I arrived here (only 3 months ago), I’ve been struggling to get some networking here.

    I’m looking for some advice on how to be allocated in a LN developer in the UK, but if I just got a new bud it’s ok.

    I also work at IBM, in Brasil, but I’m spending some time here in London, enjoying the british way of life. You can find me out in the ST, danielbs.

    Best Regards !

  5. schoollife 5 January 2009 - 1:02 pm Reply

    thanks for the nice post.
    Friends Reunited is really creating a migic, i will share it with my family and friends.

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