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Trendline Interactive: New Facebook Feature Encourages Spamming


Trendline Interactive: New Facebook Feature Encourages Spamming


Email Marketing : New Facebook Feature Encourages Spamming

Source: Trendline Interactive
By Morgan Stewart


AllFacebook.com
reported last night – and Trendline Interactive has confirmed – that Facebook has added a tool called “Contact Importer for Pages” that gives the ability for Facebook page admins to upload a file in “Outlook, Constant Contact, .CSV, etc..” format to send invitations to their “Fans” (isn’t that a Facebook term?) to “Like” them on Facebook.

What that really means, is that any Facebook Pages admin can upload any list of email addresses, 5000 at a time, and Facebook will do 1 of 2 things:

  • If Facebook has the email address attached to a profile, they user will receive suggestions for the Facebook Page on Facebook.com
  • If Facebook doesn’t have the address in it’s 500+ million user database, Facebook will send…you guessed it…an email invitation.

Yikes.

Watch it unfold as we tested it:

Email Marketing : New Facebook Feature Encourages Spamming

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