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Signs of the apocalypse - Jim Huggins
July 30th, 2007
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Signs of the apocalypse
  1. I now have a MySpace page.  There's virtually nothing on it, and I doubt I'll do much with it ... but I wanted to respond to someone's MySpace blog, and you have to have a MySpace account to post on a MySpace blog.

  2. In the 72 hours I've had the account, I've received literally a dozen spam messages / friend requests / etc. --- most from half-naked women.  Considering that I didn't tell anyone that I had the account, that's completely pathetic.  Are we doomed to a life filled with spam?

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From:wildirishrose80
Date:July 30th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
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stuff like that is exactly why I hate myspace. There's exactly one person that I still keep it around for.
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From:dwh
Date:July 30th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
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This is why I deleted my MySpace account. Facebook is the only stalkernet I need.
From:gamerchick02
Date:July 30th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
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1. Myspace is not the end of the world. And it makes sense to have an account to post. It (supposedly) keeps the spam blog comments down. Feel free to add me (if you want): www.myspace.com/rpgirl1981. Now that my personal page hawking is over;

2. Yes, I get loads of that as well, but instead of naked chicks, I get loan consolidation offers. Make sure you mark them as spam. Oh, and set up a capcha of sorts: I require my email address or my last name to be added to someone's friends. Mildly irritating to the person trying to add me, but if you know me, you'll have an idea of my email or my last name. :-D

*sigh* I think we are doomed to spam. Although, I'd rather have the internet kind than the fake meat kind. Blech.

Amy

PS: One more thing (before I get overly irritating); Kill all of the email you'd get from myspace. Don't sign up for the newsletters, the new post emails, the friend requests, etc. THAT will cut down the amount of email you receive. I had it on for one day and got like 15 emails from myspace alone. It was bad.
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From:jkhuggins
Date:July 30th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
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*How* do you do any of that? I spent 30 minutes this morning trying to figure out how to add a friend that already exists on MySpace, and couldn't figure it out. (Sigh. Such an *UGLY* user interface.) I haven't even tried to figure out how to control the email onslaught ...
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From:wildirishrose80
Date:July 30th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
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You have to go to their profile and click "add as friend" or whatever. The stupid thing is that it won't show up until THEY add YOU, too.
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From:jkhuggins
Date:July 30th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
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Problem is ... I can't find that link on a bunch of pages. Sigh.
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From:jkhuggins
Date:July 30th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
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Never mind. Stooopid style sheets rendered that link as "blue-on-blue", so I had to hunt around until I found the link. Sigh.
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From:majorcrunch
Date:August 8th, 2007 09:04 am (UTC)
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I don't want NewsCorp to own my life or have access to my interests and friends for their marketing (or potentially more malicious) purposes.


Too late...they already do.
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From:tukaro
Date:August 28th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
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You can pass the half-naked women on to me, thanks.
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