Monday, December 17, 2007 - another creepy social network

Subject: [a friend's name] has requested your trust on Spock
Date: December 17, 2007 4:18:21 AM GMT+00:00
To: [my email]

Hi Future Spocker,

[a friend's name] has added you as a trusted contact on Spock. By accepting trust, you will be able to search each others’ network, share contact information, and get news.

Click here to get started. [had some URL incorporated to that]


Another of the series of failures of the social networking attempts, just like Pulse Plaxo. Is it so hard, really?

1. Do not send me spam. One is enough.

2. Do not spam the internet and digg about how you will become the google of the people searches. Know what? I'm happy to be found using google when I want to. I sign up for my profiles. There is a huge difference in spock or any other creepy failure social network creating automatically a profile for you or me, or we creating them ourselves. I have no control over who they claim I am. And I have zero desire to join spock, or any other spooky network. No, seriously, no, no, no. LinkedIn, and limited Facebook, that's it. No spock, pulse plaxo, hi5, tweety, orkut, schoolfriends, or anything else. No.

3. What is it with the unsubscribe? Anything that I never subscribed to that is offering me the option to unsubscribe is nothing but spam, irregardless of who sends or appears to have sent it. The spock invites are from people I know, but these basic not understanding how the invites or social networking sites work really creep me out. Don't create a profile by any spambot for me, thank you very much. And don't send me any unsubscribe option either.

Surpise, I am not the only one out there annoyed by invites.
People are considering action against through CAN-SPAM act