Our Friends of Friends/Contacts of Friends feature has been disabled for the time being. Boxbe has been named a defendant in a patent suit, and while we do not believe the patent to be valid or that Boxbe’s service infringes, we have in good faith disabled this feature. Sometimes great ideas are taken, to be protected under law, keeping those others who think of them from being able to use them.
We understand this may be a little unsettling to those of you who found the feature to be particularly useful, but “grieve not you; you who are welcome notwithstanding”; Boxbe’s superb system is still robustly distinctive! And our user community continues to grow vigorously.
Shakespeare, William. The Merchant of Venice. V. I. 216-262.