Is Unsolicited Email from Social Networks Spam?
How The Times Are - A - Changing
There was a time when unsolicited email was considered spam. But with Social Networks all the rage now I guess that’s no longer considered true.
For example, here’s a recent email that I received:
Message from Brian Lockrey:
I’d like to invite you to join the “Blogmedian” room on FriendFeed, a
place for us to share and discuss things. I hope you’ll join the
room. BlogMedian.com is a site that assists users with reading and posting
to blogs using smartphones and other wireless devices.
I get tons of emails like this daily, and not only just from FriendFeed. Now please correct me if I’m wrong, but is that not considered spam? Or is it just a sign of the times?
Yes, Social Networking means just that — i.e. it is designed to be social in nature. But when does socialness go too far and infringe on my privacy?
Does joining a so-called Social Network mean I have automatically opted-out of my privacy? Just wondering.
We all know the real reason for most of these so-called “rooms” is to enlist more readers to visit our blogs and make money.
So my question is, are unsolicited emails from social network sites not also considered spam?
Or is the Social Network phenomina redefining what we’ve known as spam?
You tell me.