Then there is the fact that I’m very comfortable on my old sofa, sipping my glass of red, and don’t feel at all like moving my butt to an event of any description. Well, unless there is a possibility of free booze and nibbly things. The thought of ‘virtual’ free drinks and snacks hardly rates talking about.
So frequent are these invitations now that I am going to add them to my list of pain in the arse spammers and start hitting the ‘not at all my friend anymore’ button.
It is easy to blame the people who hit the button and send out these stupid things, but I have to be fair. It is the Social Network sites that develop these stupid ideas and then encourage people to annoy all their friends with their stupid new feature.
So what clever and annoying ideas will come next to fill my stream with useless crud?
‘You’re invited to my virtual funeral! I really hope you can attend. I’m dying to meet you :)’
While I’m on spamming and completely useless information, why does The Huffington Post make it impossible to ‘unsubscribe’ from their incessant emails? I’ll also add Shelfari Groups here as well. I get them everyday and no matter what I do, they keep coming.
I really think it’s time to have a change of name for Facebook, Goodreads, Shelfari and The Huff. No longer Social Networking or Social Media as they really do not accurately describe these services.
Let’s call a spade a spade and start calling them Social Spammers. If the hat fits, wear it.