Apologies for the Facebook Posting
- (please accept the cross-posting of this apology since the original post was accidently sent to a variety of unintended group lists)
I had absolutely no intention of posting anything related to Facebook on any yahoogroup lists.
Facebook has a feature that matches email addresses in the email address directory of your email with addresses in the facebook directory to see if anyone you know is already a member of facebook.
I had not used this feature before, but thought I would try it to possibly find an old friend or two that way.
As it turned out I ventured in where I should not have tread. Apparently I hit a button that I thought was going to find people who I would know on Facebook.
Instead it sent a manufactured message to everyone I have in my entire email address directory, including all the yahoogroup addresses of groups to which I belong.
Please know that those were not my words in the message you received, but a Facebook created message where they added my name to it!!!
The posting said that I had photos to share and would they join Facebook to see them.
Instead of just finding people I know and letting me decide whether to invite them to join Facebook or not, it sent a mass emailing to EVERYONE I KNOW!!!
Also know that I did not intend to flood the yahoogroups I belong to with unrelated posts.
To those who actually did join Facebook and who I did connect with, I appreciate you taking the time to do so, and I'm glad I was able to locate you--some after many, many years of disconnect.
To those who wondered why I was sending such an unrelated post, I sincerely apologize. Please disregard the message and I assure you it will never ever happen again.
I think Facebook has a place in the cyberworld for helping people communicate with friends and family, but I agree with several of you who commented that a lot of the bells and whistles on Facebook are completely useless and unnecessary to the purpose.
Again, I sincerely apologize for the mishap and illustrates how wrong things can go with a person new to a process and when computers are involved!