Tobold's Blog
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Social network spam

I was playing around with Facebook/Google integration and ended up sending a friend request to everyone in my mail contacts who has a Facebook account. Feel free to ignore that social network spam. I'm still experimenting with the concept and use of social networks.
Added. Considering a return to Twitter?
Somebody stole my name on Twitter.
Ah, so that's what that was. (I was a bit surprised to get a friend request after not reading or commenting for about a year.)
I neither tweet or FB, but apparently you are supposed to automate the spam, making it easier for you to find a few hundred thousand of your friend's friends.
Added. Took me by surprise, that one.

Planning to use social networks more in your work on the blog ?
One now sees the dirty secret of some "social" networks and games. Remember kids, spamming happens because it works. You may hate it, but someone out there will click on a link and make the spamming worthwhile.
Despite not maintaining an active presence on any social network I still get regular automatic email invites from people I might once have shared a brief correspondence with. Why is this type of spam not covered under anti-spam laws?
Aw, and here I was thinking I was special.
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