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.