Reality bytes: Spare us the Facebook spam attacks

With charlatan sales experts now bleating on about how social networking is the next big opportunity for marketers, Facebook users are being inundated with infuriating product ads masquerading as friendly invitations.

10th May, 2008

With charlatan sales experts now bleating on about how social networking is the next big opportunity for marketers, Facebook users are being inundated with infuriating product ads masquerading as friendly invitations.

I got the latest one last week: an invitation to join a glass-design competition for an alcohol brand.

Others I’ve received include invitations to join groups that earn loyalty points for using products, or which will reward the victim with a week’s free trial...

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