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Post by martin » 2007-05-30 21:42

Any members on that site here? Just curious, wonder a bit how popular the site is. Seems to be an enormous amount of users. :)

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Post by Kaan1983 » 2007-05-30 21:52

I guess so; I got a lot of friends over there; and a Canadian friend of mine keeps telling me that everyone is there as well :)

I'm happy with hi5 a lot of latinos :D

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Post by Slug » 2007-05-31 01:40

Not me ... I'm social enough 8) 8)

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Post by ^DooM^ » 2007-05-31 02:05

Heard some nasty things about that site, mainly to do with harassment but never been on it myself.

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Post by dzekas » 2007-05-31 07:27

Keywords "facebook" and "spam". Put in your favorite search engine.

Any site that collects personal address books and tries to maintain list of valid addresses is potential spammer.

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Post by martin » 2007-05-31 08:38

Guess I'm one of the few who actually likes to get spammed. ;)

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Post by dzekas » 2007-05-31 08:56

martin wrote:Guess I'm one of the few who actually likes to get spammed. ;)
If you are facebook user, you like to see your friends being spammed. Think of it. thousands or millions of users. millions of confirmed addresses. emails that validate recipients with "please join your friend at some-third-party server". Some years ago there was another similar service. It included monthly verification of emails.

What's the price of 'SELECT email,name FROM facebook'?

You are not giving away your personal information. You are giving away personal information of others.

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Post by martin » 2007-05-31 12:44

I haven't asked anyone to join the site and haven't entered any friends email address there either. So how am I giving away personal information? I've tagged some of the users on the site as friends, but since those have registered themself and confirmed my tagging, I don't consider that to be "giving away" other peoples personal information.

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Post by dzekas » 2007-05-31 12:53

Then we have different experience about facebook. I got emails from facebook when one friend joined it.

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Post by ric melia » 2007-05-31 13:48

your friends don't get emails from facebook unless you explicity type in their address and/or upload your address book for facebook to invite them.

i've not done either of these things so facebook hasn't "spammed" my friends - surely it's not spamming them if you entered the addresses to invite them in the first place?

so far my experience of facebook has been pretty good - got back in touch with people i've not seen in 12 years

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Post by Kaan1983 » 2007-05-31 15:20

Is it SPAM or an action to enlarge their network?

I mean if you get e-mails about L'oreal, Viagra whatever then it means that they sell the information and it's SPAM but if you receive e-mails saying "someone tagged you; join us" then this is marketing for em and service for it's users...

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Post by dzekas » 2007-05-31 15:46

Kaan1983 wrote:Is it SPAM or an action to enlarge their network?

I mean if you get e-mails about L'oreal, Viagra whatever then it means that they sell the information and it's SPAM but if you receive e-mails saying "someone tagged you; join us" then this is marketing for em and service for it's users...
I haven't asked them to contact me nor gave my permission to use my email address in their marketing materials. It is a spam, unsolicited commercial emails and disguised attempts to verify email addresses. If it quacks like a duck and acts like a duck...

If I am spammed after some person joins facebook, then there is something in their signup forms that forces normal users to submit their personal address books.

Please note that we have different paranoia levels. I want to control who gets my private email addresses.

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Post by Kaan1983 » 2007-05-31 16:31

Yeah in your case u maybe right if none of ur friends didn't give your e-mail away.. once for example I've signed up such friendship network http://www.yonja.com and somehow they did reach to my hotmail contact list; and e-mailed everyone saying I called em, even my X's, beyond spam it was a damn shame experience for me, eventhough nowadays I'm happy with the network :D

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