I had to block two Facebook friends this afternoon. It seems they were friending me on behalf of their business so they could send commercial email. Because of Facebook’s inherent friend-to-friend trust there’s not the same kind of spam filtering you find on more traditional email.
In both cases my ‘friends’ were making mass mailings without regard to whether their product or client’s product was worthwhile to me. This irks me.
As it is I already ignore friend requests from businesses. Businesses shouldn’t have personal accounts. They do. This seems to be poorly policed by Facebook. Maybe it’s not policed at all.
When Facebook becomes more pain than fun it will disappear. I will miss stalking your photos.