Here’s hoping this Facebook email thread needs no real intro:
—–Original Message to Facebook—–
From: Virginia Culler
Subject: PRIVACY-BUGS: “Wallster” app — spam/worm
User id: xxxxxxxxx
Description of problem: I received a message from an alleged Facebook app called “Wallmaster”, informing me that a picture from my profile had been used on xxxxxxx.com. This appears to be a very sketchy site. The friend who allegedly sent me this message did not in fact send it (I have informed her of this fact), and the app does not appear to actually exist. I’d like to forward you the email, but you don’t seem to up-front about providing an email address (understandably). If you’d like to provide me with an address to which I could send the email in question, you’d probably be able to crack down on this a bit better. As it stands, I can only paste it in:
2008/11/10 Facebook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lauren wrote on your Wall:
“has anyone emailed you to let you know your faceboook pic was just featured on dinascript.com”
To see your Wall or to write on Lauren’s Wall, follow the link below:
The Facebook Team
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Thanks and let me know if I can be of additional help!
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As part of the new site design we have updated the “Friends” box to offer more customization options. To edit these settings, simply navigate to your profile page and then click on the pencil icon in the upper right hand corner of the “Friends” box.
The Edit Box that appears will allow you to specify how many friends are displayed and which friends you always want to show. If you want to ensure that friends from certain networks appear, you can select those networks in the “Include friends from” section. Finally, checking the “Show Networks Section” will display a list of all of the networks your friends are in.
We hope that you enjoy these changes and welcome any feedback. Let me know if you have any further questions.
Thanks for contacting Facebook,
Me again. So what just happened? Did you actually READ my message, “Daisy”? Taking bets as to whether or not this is yet another Facebook virus — ten bucks says “Daisy” doesn’t really exist (unless it’s like a subtle nod to Kubrick, and Facebook is actually powered by HAL?). Ah well, now I know all about the new Facebook (TM) customization options. So there’s that!