By now, most of you who are in SL have heard about Linden Lab's recent acquisition of the company that created the Avatars United website. Since then, the site has really taken off and many SL residents have been registering, setting up profiles and even groups. The site looks promising and despite some of the negativity that has already been generated, I see this as offering great social potential for you and your avatar. It's been compared to as facebook for your avatar.
Right now, lots of people are requesting to "unite" with others. The question I have for you is this -- unless you plan to somehow connect in-world and/or out -- Why send a request to a total stranger? If you are have a group, are you planning to use it as a marketing tool to promote your business? The potential is there if you choose to use it. I would suggest that you ask your self the question "Why," because we already have those who will "friend" you in SL never to be heard from down the road.
Comments are always welcome.