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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Please stop it

Am I the only one who is completely tired of receiving email notifications saying that [insert name of someone you kinda/sorta know] has tagged a picture/video of you on Facebook, only to click over and find out that they simply tagged everyone of their 'friends' in order to drive traffic to their Facebook page?

I know it is a clear indication of my own vanity that I am unable to resist finding out who is posting/tagging/commenting on pictures and videos of me on the intertubes. But by the same token, it isn't very nice to take advantage of people's vanity in order to satisfy your own.

So please stop it.

Posted by David Bogner on September 22, 2010 | Permalink

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Yeah, I find that a bit annoying too. Not enough to write a blog post about it but still. ; )

Chag Sukkot sameach!

Posted by: Benji Lovitt | Sep 22, 2010 7:41:20 AM

I wrote a great post about this. I ought to give you the link so that...........

Posted by: Jack | Sep 22, 2010 10:40:05 AM

Could it be that they just want to let people know who is in the picture?????!!!!!! Jeesh! ;)

Posted by: Val | Sep 24, 2010 3:45:09 AM

Val... You missed the point. If I was actually in the picture of video I would have no problem with being tagged. That is what the function is for. But when they post a picture or video and simply want you to come see it, sending out notices to everyone of their friends saying that they are all in said picture or video is just plain wrong.

Posted by: Treppenwitz | Sep 24, 2010 7:33:05 AM

Dave... yes, indeed, i had missed the point and obviously didn't even know you could do such a thing.
That IS annoying!

Posted by: val | Sep 24, 2010 9:57:58 PM

Hold on. Those messages are a delete button away. I actually like knowing when people respond to what I've written, and that gets sent at well. Yeah, we could all live without the tagging update, but so what. It comes with the global village territory.

Posted by: nanaloshen | Sep 26, 2010 8:47:41 AM

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