14213Re: [SCA Newcomers] Regarding Facebook...
- Feb 15, 2009On Sun, 2009-02-15 at 20:09 -0800, Kristen Praiswater wrote:
> I have an account with both, and I hope I haven't accidentally sentI don't think you did, Kristen, so this post is a general comment on the
> anything to you and if I have I apologize for it. You know, I don't
> even know why I signed up with them I don't use them at all.
thread and *not* aimed at you or any other individual.
In general, it is considered bad netiquette to post "please friend me on
____ social web site" to a broadly-distributed public forum. There are a
few of the social web sites that actually retrieve your email address
book and do that sort of stunt with little or no control of the user, so
watch out which social network sites you sign into.
As someone else pointed out here, those "free" social sites are
ad-revenue supported. The reputable ones try to provide a useful and/or
fun experience and hope their users will encourage friends to sign up
and will themselves visit often, thereby generating a lot of banner ad
traffic. No problem there. The less reputable ones encourage you,
possibly with some automated "help", to spam all your email lists with
Inviting someone to be a friend on a social website is a great thing,
but good netiquette says it should be done with a personal invitation to
people you actually know, not "papering the world".
As mentioned above, nobody has done this recently on the SCAnewcomers
list, so this is not aimed at Kristen or anyone else who's posted
recently. It's just general list moderation advice, since the question
was (indirectly) asked.
My recent MODERATOR post about someone needing to disclose their
business interest in a message was not related to the Facebook thread,
but concerned something else.
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