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Re: eggs in one basket

 Loiseau wrote:
I have received invitations to be someone's friend on Facebook - a site I have never even visited. On mentioning the invitations directly with the people concerned, I find they were totally unaware that these emails had been sent out purporting to be from them. (One person who was "inviting" me had actually been dead for two years before I was contacted - so I didn't bother to follow him up! I continue to receive an invitation from him about once a year.) Angela

This subject was discussed on this forum a little while ago, if you where contacted by Facebook you will find that  your friend initiated the contact. How would Facebook know your e/Mail address and who you are friends with? unless that someone gives Facebook the information.


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The OP wasn't discussing Facebook

Leo.




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It seems to happen most if you use hotmail - the two accounts (FB & HM) link together and if you ask for a friend search then it automatically trawls all your hotmail contacts.  I've never done this myself but I can see how easy it is (and how tempting if you are an FB fanatic.)  As Nick says, this was discussed recently on a thread about FB - I think it had the title "Like  or Unlike" (sic.)

You are right of course, Leo, s/he wasn't.


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Re: eggs in one basket

 LEO wrote:
The OP wasn't discussing Facebook

 

You had better get over to specsavers my friend Stick out tongue [:P]


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 NickP wrote:

 LEO wrote:
The OP wasn't discussing Facebook

 

You had better get over to specsavers my friend Stick out tongue [:P]

Hi NiickP,

I wasn't aware that we were friends!


I can't find any reference to "Facebook" in the original post


THIS IS THE ORIGINAL POST!
Just thought i would share some of my frustration with google. We use google as a as one of our main marketing tool for our business. Statistically probably 60% of our bookings are driven via pay per click. The rest are driven organically or via other sites.
Recently fell fowl of google addwords, they have disabled our add campaigns for more than a month now. Reason we have 6 or 7 other web sites that are designed as a " Landing page " For example you search for a particular word related to our business, you click on the word we pay for that click. You then land on one of our pages. Its a simple one page website for more information please leave your email.... Simple data collection then you can market to that person. You don't leave your email if you don't want to !
Well Mr Google does not like that, in fact it violates their policy. It does not matter that we spend 25k on pay per click !
Luckily we have a strong google organic presence. I said to google ok ill remove the pages you don't like from addwords, NO good they said I have to rebuild the sites and they must have sufficient content. Google are truly a monopoly. You can't call them you can only email which takes weeks for a response.

Leo.




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Leo, now you are playing silly beggars, you know as well as I do that I was replying to Loiseau, and under the circumstances I withdraw my offer of friendship. Big Smile [:D]
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Re: eggs in one basket

 NickP wrote:

 Loiseau wrote:
I have received invitations to be someone's friend on Facebook - a site I have never even visited. On mentioning the invitations directly with the people concerned, I find they were totally unaware that these emails had been sent out purporting to be from them. (One person who was "inviting" me had actually been dead for two years before I was contacted - so I didn't bother to follow him up! I continue to receive an invitation from him about once a year.) Angela

This subject was discussed on this forum a little while ago, if you where contacted by Facebook you will find that  your friend initiated the contact. How would Facebook know your e/Mail address and who you are friends with? unless that someone gives Facebook the information.

By placing a cookie on the PC? Even if a friend initiated the contact why and how did Facebook know who else was on my address book and on Facebook, by spying!


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 Théière wrote:
 NickP wrote:

 Loiseau wrote:
I have received invitations to be someone's friend on Facebook - a site I have never even visited. On mentioning the invitations directly with the people concerned, I find they were totally unaware that these emails had been sent out purporting to be from them. (One person who was "inviting" me had actually been dead for two years before I was contacted - so I didn't bother to follow him up! I continue to receive an invitation from him about once a year.) Angela

This subject was discussed on this forum a little while ago, if you where contacted by Facebook you will find that  your friend initiated the contact. How would Facebook know your e/Mail address and who you are friends with? unless that someone gives Facebook the information.

By placing a cookie on the PC? Even if a friend initiated the contact why and how did Facebook know who else was on my address book and on Facebook, by spying!

If Loiseau had never used Facebook how could they put a cookie on her computer. Her friend must have used Facebook and given them permission to use her address book. Therefor the contact was initiated by the friend. It ain't rocket science, if it was I wouldn't understand it. Big Smile [:D]


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