Ok, it’s confirmed, Spock is another spammy social networking site. Except unlike Plaxo, which informed you before annoying everyone you know, Spock hides its intentions. If you got an email “on my behalf” from Spock today, and you’re still my friend, I apologize. I would not have clicked the trust button if I had known it would email you…
Here’s what the email looks like (though I suppose you already know…):
From: Spock Team <[email protected]> Date: Dec 6, 2007 12:06 PM Subject: Stephen Foskett has requested your trust on Spock To: [email protected]
Hi Future Spocker,
Stephen Foskett wants you to join their Trust Network on Spock.com.
Click here to get started.
To the Spock team: This is a real problem. It said “request trust” not “annoy with email advertisement in my name”. The former means “put a little check box on the user’s page or something”. If you’re going to send email, you must warn people! If anyone’s listening, kill those emails now.
To all potential Spock users: Stay away. It’s another Plaxo-like virus. Avoid my mistake and just don’t use it.
Update: Now that the emails have gone out, the update emails to me are starting to pour in. So not only did 135 of my closest friends get Spock mails with my name on it, I’m now going to get some unknown number of alert emails as each of those people try out the site. Thanks! >:-(