Saturday, February 03, 2018

February 3, 2018

From Slashdot:
An anonymous reader writes: The social network is getting aggressive with people who don't log in often, working to keep up its engagement numbers, Bloomberg reports. Sample this for instance: It's been about a year since Rishi Gorantala deleted the Facebook app from his phone, and the company has only gotten more aggressive in its emails to win him back. The social network started out by alerting him every few days about friends that had posted photos or made comments -- each time inviting him to click a link and view the activity on Facebook. He rarely did. Then, about once a week in September, he started to get prompts from a Facebook security customer-service address. "It looks like you're having trouble logging into Facebook," the emails would say. "Just click the button below and we'll log you in. If you weren't trying to log in, let us know." He wasn't trying. But he doesn't think anybody else was, either. "The content of mail they send is essentially trying to trick you," said Gorantala, 35, who lives in Chile. "Like someone tried to access my account so I should go and log in."
Yup, can confirm this: the same thing happened to me, including the "someone tried to access my account" bit, prompting me to log in after something like ten years.

Coincidentally, I was just about to set up our sensei's page in Facebook, so the reminder turned out to be useful.

I am now officially back in Facebook, liking folks' posts and updates with not-so-gay abandon. Let's see how this goes.

P.S. If you liked this post, please click on the Facebook 'share' button below. Just kidding.