November 12, 2007
Facebook and Plaxo spam

So recently I got a friend invite from this "person" on Facebook. In case you can't see it, the page (one "Page Peel", har har har) is a dot com site, looking suspiciously like the sort of thing I'd flag as junk in Movable Type if it were attached to a blog comment. I suppose it was just a matter of time before this sort of thing infected the soc-net sites.

And as if to prove that it ain't just Facebook, shortly after I got that "friend" invitation, I received a pair of requests for connection on Plaxo Pulse from people I'm sure I don't know. I've responded to requests from people I do know who use Plaxo as their contact manager, but this is a different animal entirely. I'm not a Plaxo user myself, and I need another login/password to remember like I need a hole in the head, so I can't tell more about these odd invitations. I just hope they're an aberration and not a trend.

Is this happening to anyone else out there? Or am I just the lucky one?

Finally, on a tangential note, my Facebook friend (whom I do know in real life) Sarah Lindner of the Statesman has a nice article on Facebook for old farts those of us who are over thirty. Check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 12, 2007 to Websurfing

Your link takes me to my homepage and I don't think you are referring to me because I'm not going to infect the soc-net sites. I have gotten a few odd invites. These guys are crafty. You are a prime target because of your large network.

Posted by: Charles Hixon on November 13, 2007 2:13 PM