Simon Harriyott


Sadly, Hugh didn't intentionally invite me to join Quechup. The sign-up process asks you for your email details, and then spams all your contacts. Fortunately I couldn't be bothered to complete this process, so hopefully I got away with it. My wife hasn't got the email yet, so it looks like I have. Anyway, don't sign up with these idiots, no matter how many invites you get. More details here and here.

I've just been invited by Hugh to join Quechup, another social networking site. There are similarities with MyFace, SpaceBook and LinkedIn, so there's blogging, photos, friends and friends-of-friends.

I signed up to have a look around, but I suspect I won't use it very much, as I haven't seen anything on Quechup that I don't have elsewhere. Also, anything I do post is subject to this section from the terms and conditions:

By posting Content to any public area of, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

They do have a good warning on the profile page:

We actively filter personal details such as full names or email on descriptions, Blogs, etc. due to the risk of identity theft. We strongly advise all members NOT put personal details in publically [sic] viewable information.

I'll judge how well it's doing by the number of invites I get over the next few months.
2 September 2007