Getting spammed by new women's "social networks"? read on....

I don't know about you, but in the past two weeks I've received two emails from unknown people requesting that I either give a link to my blog or biographical information to new women's "social network" sites.

One was a mommy site, the other a women's networking site out of Hollywood. I'm suspicious of both sites (sorry, I won't link), and here's why:

1) no discernable authors to the sites
2) too many ads
3) no original content
4) requests of information from me without knowing my blog

If there's no discernable author, too many ads, and no original content, the only thing I can think is that I've encountered a splog. and that I've been spammed because I'm a *woman* who likes to socialize online! I am furious that some group or individual would solicit me for a link or content simply to help them earn money from their "blog"! This is not in any way, shape, or form, ethical.

IMO, there's been way too much emphasis on "make money from your blog" and not enough emphasis on what community is about. If all you want to do is make money from your blog, then write your own content--don't steal it from others and don't ask others to be part of your effort by tricking them into thinking what you're doing is forming a "social network."

And, don't steal names from the BlogHer list for your spam efforts. That's also unethical.


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