RT Cunningham

Facebook Spam – Are you as Annoyed as I am at their Tactics?

Why is Facebook spamming me and many others? Could it be the news that they’re losing millions of subscribers every year? How low are they willing to go to get them back?

They make their money from advertising. They need people, real people, to engage with that advertising. The spamming is unacceptable.

Facebook Spam comes in Many Forms

I didn’t think much of it until I started seeing other people mention the things I’ve seen. I haven’t been a victim of the 2fa spam yet because I don’t use two-factor authentication with Facebook.

I’m receiving e-mail notifications that read:

It looks like you’re having trouble logging into Facebook. Just click the button below and we’ll log you in.

If you weren’t trying to log in, let us know.

Since I use a password manager on my cell phone and on my laptop computer, I never have trouble logging into anything. I’m not even accessing Facebook on my cell phone. I switched it to my wife’s account because her cell phone needs to be repaired.

My Facebook notifications still appear on my cell phone. That’s pretty sad considering I turned all the notifications off long ago, before switching it to her account. The Google e-mail address on the cell phone is still mine and the phone number is the same as it was. Facebook is spamming me, not her.

One of the notifications I get every couple of days is that I have 55 [something] pending on Facebook. Yes, I know it’s nonsense. I never have 55 of anything pending.

How can I say Goodbye to Facebook?

I can’t. Not if I want to continue using their Messenger service. I’ve done quite a bit to skip the unimportant stuff in my feed, as I mentioned when I published my rules of engagement. I can look at my feed and see the same things for two or three days. Exactly the way I like it.

I’m patient. People will eventually get fed up with all this nonsense and unsubscribe in hordes. When the people who are important to me move to some other video chat service (like Skype or Viber) I’ll be more than happy to leave Facebook behind.

There are people who will never leave, many here in the Philippines. I can get it for free on my 300 peso (less than $6 USD today) per month plan, which doesn’t include even include data.


February 14, 2018
Social Networks

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