The Beav according to Beav

Still crazy after all these years.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Is it really MY Space?

Yes, I have a MySpace account. I know...hang my head in shame and all that. I originally created it after seeing 3 reports in the same week about pedophiles getting access to kids via MySpace. And while Ryan is only 5, there will come a day when he will "have to have" an account. I want to be more informed than many parents are. I want to know what is possible and what isn't. What information is shared or not on a "private account."

Anyway. I have (I think) 14 "friends." Although I quotated that, all but Tom are actually friends of mine. I don't add lightly, and that is what brings me here to type. I get anywhere between 2 and 7 friend requests per week that all turn out to be porn-spam. They lead to an account with the same stupid profile, the same stupid claims, and the same stupid link to "my pics that MySpace won't let me post here."

Sometimes, it amuses me; usually it annoys me; occasionally it really chaps my buns. I mean, really. If someone is looking for porn, they'll find it (I know, I do). There's really no need to solicit random folks by the thousands. Particularly in a venue that specifically prohibits it. What's the freaking point?!

I do occasionally get a request from a stranger that doesn't appear to lead to porn. It's almost refreshing. I usually respond with a polite message saying that I don't normally add strangers ("but if you're a friend of a friend, join the party"). I don't think I've ever gotten a response.


There's always tomorrow.

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  • At 3:11 PM, Blogger Soo Mi said…

    You must be very special. Either that, or I've just got this freak karma that prevents pornies from wanting to be my friend. I receive, on average, one friend request per month from a porn site.

    Sometimes, life just isn't fair.

    /wait, what was the question?

  • At 6:00 PM, Blogger Beav said…

    Bear in mind, you're also female. Statistically fewer users in that demographic. (Or so you would have us believe)

  • At 8:05 PM, Blogger Devyl Gyrl said…

    I HATE those freakin add requests. I always send a message to the ones that aren't porn, too. I rarely get replies back ... so I just deny them a couple of days later.

    Even though I have more than 100 people on my "list," most of them are friends from when I was in the Navy ... or friends that I grew up with and have since reconnected with. I added a few people that are friends of friends or members of groups. I usually go back and delete them in a few months, if I haven't heard from them in some way or another. I don't keep people there just to have a collection. I only want people that I am actually going to converse with.


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