Facebook Spam Party

A couple of days ago ahead of the Facebook IPO I uploaded a post on my Facebook wall about how much my Facebook data was worth in light of Facebook having been valued at US$104billion. It was worth about US$356 according to a website, FBME and I jokingly posted that I wanted the value in cash and not Facebook share options.

Ever since then, my blog SPAM folder has been playing host to a multitude of comments from various, mostly foreign, Facebook profiles. The comments seem intelligent and pointed, but directed at something other than my blog posts and comments to which they are targeted. I appear to be throwing a Facebook SPAM party and didn’t even know it.

Ever the gracious host I must have served up $356 in SPAM refreshments by now. I’d be grateful if you guys could find somewhere else to party. There have been about 30 of you in the last 24 hours alone and not a flatterer amongst the bunch! And not one request for my bank account number or news that a long lost wealthy relative has died and left me millions. Please move on and let the garden variety SPAM sleep in peace – they need their energy for their Viagra. Alternatively, I am sure there are a few Facebook shareholders with share options they wish to unload.

The good news is that WordPress spamware has caught about 98% of the comments, so whilst it’s my party, I don’t feel the need to cry.

I moderated the rest into the trash bin.

Are you having the same issue or am I the only one with the party balloons tied to the gateposts?

About the curtain raiserhttp://raisingthecurtain.netI have spent my life in offices. For now I am putting that behind me and preparing for the second act. Middle age didn't come with acceptable signposts so I am making my own through my writing. A journey shared is more fun than going it solo.

16 thoughts on “Facebook Spam Party

  1. Am still stumbling my way through FB, but am sure I’ll be able to start my own SPAM party sub-consciously!

  2. I know what you mean. I totally hate the: so whilst it’s my party, I don’t feel the need to cry but maybe aferwards? Anyway, not good environment. Am holding my breath until this is fixed? Hopefully soon?

  3. That is strange, I wonder why it happens? Are they automatic spam messages?
    Also, what does the abbreviation IPO stand for?

    • Hi Bitts, so glad to see you here :). The comments don’t appear to be automotic, they are targeted at something specifi, just not my blog. They have thankfully stopped now.
      IPO is an acronym for initial public offering and is used when a company goes public and floats its shares on the stockmarket.

      • Hi Judy, thanks for explaining that abbreviation. Before the facebook stock was launched I thought it was really going to be popular, but apparently people are not so crazy about it after all. I think I will invest my 50 cents in gold 🙂

  4. I did my own postings about Facebook earlier this week. I don’t recall getting any spam about Facebook. Actually I don’t recall any spam on that blog at all. Blogger puts it all in a spam folder and I just delete it so maybe I haven’t been paying much attention either.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

  5. I saw your post Lee and agree with its sentiment. I will be interested to see how the investor class action against Facebook goes. I don’t usually take much notice of spam, it was just quantity and the detail in them that made me look twice.

  6. Yes! Yes, and yes. First, you have truly undervauled yourself. Like the outspoken Tyler Perry grandmother character Madea says “add some zeroes to that”. Also, my mailboxes, especially yahoo, have been experiencing more Spamapalooza than usual. My filters aren’t even picking them all out of the incoming emails like the interlopers they are. Sooo irritating when I am in another country. Or was-I am awaiting my connecting flight home as I type!

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