Facebook SPAM

I use facebook. Not like a lot of people who are actively doing stuff there every day, but I use it occasionally to contact pepole who seem to have adopted it as their only form of electronic communication.

I received this message from one of my “friends” the other day. It smacks of SPAM.

I’M SORRY TO HAVE TO SEND THIS! Reply Facebook is recently becoming very overpopulated,there have been many members complaining that Facebook is becoming very slow. Records show that the reason is that there are too many non-active Facebook members and, on the other side, too many new Facebook members.

We will be sending this message around to see if members are active or not. If you are active please send to at least 15 other users using Copy Paste to show that you are still active. Those who do not send this message within 2 weeks will be deleted without hesitation to create more space.

Send this message to all your friends and to show me that your still active and you will not be deleted.

Founder of Facebook,

I’m going to go out on a limb here and:
a) not forward it on.
b) guess that my account will be just fine.

Anyone know any better? I doubt that my facebook account is going to be deleted, I’m worth too much even if I access it infrequently.


So… what’s with facebook? Why do we need more social networking on the Internet when most of us suck at it in real life? Why has it become the latest fad? I thought it was around for quite some time and now I’m fielding facebook requests (which my AV for some reason labels as spam :) ) on a daily basis and I’m pimping out my profile. What good will come of this I wonder?… All I can say is that MySpace is so 15 minutes ago.