You have all had a chance to throw a zombie sheep at someone or poked, pushed, prodded, slapped and rode hard and put away wet your friends and followers on Facebook, and I myself of course have had enough of the fun. It’s being termed “application spam” or what Mike Arrington is calling “friend spamming.”
Facebook has become nearly a dead entity for me. I continue to build my community there and I have used it to talk to some of my friends and colleagues, but for the most part I ignore it. Some of my friends on Facebook are rabid users. I say this only because I get 100 emails a day about my Funwall and Superwall and Likeness results and everything else that goes on inside the community. At first I tried to keep up with the madness, but I already have ADD from Twitter and I can’t do both.
First, users can block applications when they receive a request, so no additional requests from that app will get through. Second, they added a â€œclear allâ€ requests feature that erases all pending requests (my new favorite, and most used, Facebook feature). Also, Facebook is watching how many people block or ignore application requests – too many, and an application has restrictions placed on it.
I think Facebook must have their ear to the ground and a bug in my office. Whenever I say something bad about them, they do something that doesn’t suck.