Spam. We just hate it. I remember the first few months of signing up for an account in Facebook, notices were a common feature of the site as with other social networking sites, but as Facebook got more popular and as well as another app called Poke Me, the notices were coming in by the hundreds every singe day. It had to stop.
Thankfully, there was a way to stop applications on Facebook from sending notices that were, to be quite frank, mundane and so trivial it only got in the way of my online workflow. Cleaning out your inbox and getting rid of those notices everyday. It was annoying.
And now it’s making a subtle comeback:
It’s a good thing that it’s optional because if it were turned on automatically without a notice and our consent then it’s another bad move by Facebook. The feature is great especially for those who are playing games, a notice would serve as a reminder that it’s harvest time or the Chocolate Cake you baked is ready to serve. My fear is that if have a lot of apps, then that’s a lot of notices. Plus, there’s no way of knowing how many notices an individual app may send in a day. So it could be a return to the days when you’d find yourself annoyed with deleting emails notifying you how much ‘pillows’ have been thrown your way. And then there’s the privacy and security concerns but I won’t dwell on the issue just yet, we’re all quite familiar with it.
What’s your take on the matter? Would you share your email address with Facebook apps?