I recently stumbled upon Spoke.com when I noticed they had a "profile" about me published online. It contained incorrect information about me and my employment.
I didn't see a way on the site to delete the information, so I sent them a message requesting deletion. In reply, I received a canned response that ignored my request. Such an easily-gamed system should really include a method to delete bad information.
A little more searching revealed that this company is evil. Evil as in not making the world a better place. I'm not the first one to come to this conclusion, either.
As I understand it, their business model is to install spyware on people's computer which downloads email (Outlook) address books to their databases. They later "monetize" this info, by posting it online or, presumably, selling it.
How would the people at Spoke felt if others published inaccurate information about them online? They claim all the information is publicly available. Why then, would need to be using spyware to populate their databases?
Someone needs to make a site dedicated to all the people who work at spoke and populate it with publicly available information. Next, a bunch of people can link to these profiles so Google ranks our site first.
Now, if we were to be lazy about updating their information, or to accidentally post info about the wrong John Smith, our work will be done. They will have a taste of what it is like to have stale or outright incorrect information published about them online.
Keep reading below for names of the current board and management at Spoke...