Social Networking Turns To Spam With Quechup

Social Networking Turns To Spam With Quechup
technology

Everyone and their uncle seems to have a social network these days but what do they all do and why would you sign up for yet another service. Signing up for a new Social Network seems about as useful as signing up for a new email account. To overcome this malaise, the folk at Quechup decided to spam the hell out of the contacts of anyone who signed up for the site.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 3 september 2007

Everyone and their uncle seems to have a social network these days but what do they all do and why would you sign up for yet another service? Signing up for a new Social Network seems about as useful as signing up for a new email account. To overcome this malaise, the folk at Quechup decided to spam the hell out of the contacts of anyone who signed up for the site. Once Quechup has access to your details and your Gmail/Hotmail account – their ‘Address Book Checker’ rifles through your contact list and sends out a Quechup invite without you knowing. OK, sure – it’s probably there in the Ts&Cs. PSFK has already received a few apology emails from people who feel they’ve been duped, no doubt you have to0.

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