Originally Posted by TheDoc
Great post DamianJ, thanks!
I use social networks like a mailer..
Social networks allow people to connect with you, that want to hear from you. The Social Network does the contacting/connecting for you, no spam filters or complaints. And you can move people around too, so if you lose them in email, you have them on twitter and can maybe move them to a different list later.
Very good point. I added the facebook/twitter etc buttons to the mailers a while ago, but it is the best addition to that permission approach. Quite right. Also, I like the idea of losing them on one medium, but still having access via another. Nice add.