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The Queen of Sheeeba
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May 2013
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That's ballsy, no?

Dany has a facebook page he never, ever posts to. And I mean never. He does, however, have a buttload of friends. I, being a teeny bit ballsy, asked if I could friend his female friends-- that networking thing I keep hearing about. He told me to go right ahead.

Today a friend of his posted a link on my wall to a CD she made. Dany thinks this is a great marketing move. I think it's far too presumptuous. I'd never go to someone else's wall to peddle my stuff. And that's why I make a terrible salesperson.


People do this on Facebook all the time.

It could be seen as presumptuous, or it could be seen as a brilliant way to market your shit online.

I choose the former, and I already know I'm a terrible salesperson.

Seconded. It's like spam from people you know, and spam is spam, regardless of the source.

Having said that, I LIKE posts to the general wall "hey please like this" or "hey check out my stuff to buy". That's different. I'm not sure I can articulate why - but it is.

Well, it's one thing to post a link on your own wall to your online store. My brother and sis-in-law did that, and while I think it's a little annoying to have people use their own social network profile for commercial purposes, it's their profile and they can post what they like to it.

Going to someone's wall and posting a link is like being a Jehovah's Witness and knocking on doors unsolicited. I don't have a front door just so you can knock on it and shove a Watchtower down my throat, and I don't have a FB profile so you can peddle your shit that I don't want to buy directly to me. That's just invasive.

My thoughts exactly.