I opened my inbox on Facebook this morning, to see a spam message and the response to it.
I’ve written before about the danger of losing your Facebook account due to spam.
Today, thanks to my friend’s response to this message, I’m highlighting the fact that you can simply lose friends as well!
Why go to the effort of building a network on sites like Myspace or Facebook, and then trash it?
Sure, one or two people may respond to the message in a positive sense, but is it worth the effort?
Spam devalues any relationship that may already exist, and in my mind shows contempt for the person who receives the message.
This applies to some so called gurus who email their list at every opportunity.
I spent a long time on Skype last night explaining the issue of sending random messages to Facebook friends to another friend.
Today’s message simply reinforces the point that I was making.
Obviously, I am not using the names of either party here, although she was nice and called him sweetheart. Here is her response:
Last time you did this – sent a spammy note and linked your targets – it caused all sorts of uproar because we can all see each others replies and it can drag on and on.
Even the disinterested parties get every last comment from all the other linked people, whether they want it or not.
I stood up for you because you were young and apologetic, because we were all on a learning curve and you said you wouldn’t do this ever again.
I am really sorry to take you off my friends list, and I wish you well for the future.
So there You have it…