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Adbords are not social networks

Posted Date: Sep 18th, 2009 08:50 | Hits: 685

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I was recently contacted by someone who asked me to join a free business social network that shall remain nameless.  I figured what they heck, it's free and it's a business social network.  Far from it. It was nothing more than a spam generated adboard and free is a joke.

I was a member of the site for all of 24 hours before I deleted my profile.  Why? in 24 hours time I received close to 200 email messages.  Out of the 200 I received 2 that were actual welcome messages.  2 from my sponsor one welcoming me and the other telling me to call if I have any questions and about 10 from "Executives" encouraging me to upgrade to a paid membership.  The rest where all nothing more than "look at my biz op".

That is not networking it's a spam adboard.  Networking is about building relationships, not shoving your biz op down people's throats.  Networking is getting to know people, not trying to drag them into a biz op on first meeting.  It's such a shame that this is what networking seems to be turning into. 

Oh and about that free thing, In order to access the functions of the network you have to be a paid member and the em-ail was free for 24 hours after which you had to be a paid member to access your e-mail.  That's like having someone invite you to their home for dinner and then telling you you have to pay to eat.

It has really made me appreciate APSense more than I already did.  Spam kept at a minimum and no bait and switch.  When you get a free APSense account it really is free.  All of the features are available to you without conditions or limits.

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olujade  Sep 26th, 2009
pplcheryl63: That seems to be the common method on many "social" networks. Just shove a biz-op in everybodys fa.
Yes and it gets a little annoying.

pplcheryl63  Sep 25th, 2009
olujade: I experienced the same thing with on such business networking site everybody wanted me to see there
That seems to be the common method on many "social" networks. Just shove a biz-op in everybody's face.

olujade  Sep 24th, 2009
I experienced the same thing with on such business networking site everybody wanted me to see there biz opp, and some were quite pushy.
Thanks for put this out here.

Lisa G.  Sep 18th, 2009
That's good. The sooner the better with those kind of issues.
I think my email address.. got distributed - I could not keep up with all the new spammers taking over my email box.

pplcheryl63  Sep 18th, 2009
Lisa G.: Yikes!! :o Good thing you pulled right on out of there. I once joined something somewhat similar
I got smart and blocked all messages from them

Lisa G.  Sep 18th, 2009
Yikes!! :o Good thing you pulled right on out of there.
I once joined something somewhat similar - and these folks completely and utterly own my old email address now - in a sense - had to close that out too. Never again!


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