Spamming with Google+
Google+ was launched this week and I have been lucky enough to get an account. Immediately on using it I was faced with a dilemma – how to find people to connect with? Actually, this is very easy – just look at the person who invited me and I see all of their friends. So add those I know to my ‘circles’. Then look at the friends of those friends (yes I can see them with no restriction) and start adding away.
But wait – I can do more. Just search for someone rich and famous in the search box. Up comes their profile (if they are onGoogle+) and yes I can add them to my new ‘spam’ circle whether they want to be added or not.
Now I have a list of loads people I want to contact in my spam circle and I can send them a nice friendly message introducing them to my new product – yippee – spammer’s delight.
(Apologies to the one well known reporter who I did spam just to prove this point.)
“One way friending” doesn’t seem like a good idea to me – what do you think? Have I missed something in this rapid first look evaluation?
(This post made me think of Bob Marley and his song Jammin for some reason – it works quite well if you replace Jammin with Spammin)