7.25.2007

What The? Who're You in My Buddy List?

I thought it was odd when my laptop came back from repairs with two or three unknown "Buddies" in my iChat buddy list. Two were people and one was a company. How or why they got there was a mystery and kind of annoying. But it was easy enough to delete them and move on.

That was several weeks ago. When I fired up iChat this morning, there was another new Buddy that I'd never seen before. For a company with IM services to sell me.

While the person who came up with this invasive marketing technique probably got congratulated by the higher ups for such an innovative way of getting into the buyer's face, as an end user, I think they should get strung up and yanked apart by horses.

And, perhaps more importantly, it won't friggin' work. Do you really think I'd be limp enough to actually buy your crap after you forced your way onto my computer? Ha.

I'm a fan of marketing done right, this ain't it.

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