« dyn-o-mite | Main | RAWWWRRRR »

pay attention

i've suddenly gotten several emails about this in the past few days, so i thought i should make a general announcement: i am actively uninterested in having a facebook account [or a myspace account, for that matter]. so don't be offended if i don't show up as your "friend". because it won't happen.
also, i will be extremely angry if i start getting any direct or third party emails as a result of facebook now presumably having my email address.
as a general rule, don't EVER give my email address, either directly or indirectly, to any person or organization that may possibly use it for their own email harvesting uses. i keep a tight rein on my email accounts, and get cranky when that security is breached. i haven't had any spam at my new email address [five months!] and i'd like to believe it's more than just luck.
public service announcement ended. 
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 08:56AM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments7 Comments

Reader Comments (7)

You can't be a Christian if you don't have facebook.

I'm not a Christian.

Jun 6, 2007 at 10:45AM | Unregistered Commenterpaul

i KNEW it.

Jun 6, 2007 at 12:51PM | Registered Commentermdog

why the rage? you are generally a calm person.

Jun 6, 2007 at 03:06PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel

rage? i was thinking more like stern...

as for why, i suppose it's carrying over from a particularly irritating last couple of days at work. plus a lack of sleep. and i personally think giving someone's email address to a random third party is sort of like giving out their phone number. why would you do that? think, people, think. spam doesn't just magically appear; they have to GET your email from somewhere first.

i realize i'm sounding a little paranoid and conspiracy theory here, but hey. sometimes i just don't love technologyyy.

Jun 6, 2007 at 03:17PM | Registered Commentermdog

I just posted your email address on my blog. Don't worry, judging from the number of comments recently, no one is reading it.

Jun 6, 2007 at 07:55PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul

I updated my xaxo address book and birthdaycalendar.com so expect a few soon.

Jun 6, 2007 at 11:24PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel

(but I do have a facebook profile)

Jun 6, 2007 at 11:25PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>