Sunday, May 3, 2009
What the flip?
I entered a contest a couple weeks ago. It was a blogging contest and I was hoping to win a laptop. To enter, I had to join a website that is a lot like Facebook in its layout. You have a profile, people can write on your wall, etc. One way this website is nothing like Facebook, is that anyone can look and anyone can write on your wall.
I logged into my account the other day to find this beautiful message:
"Hello sweet mom,meeting you on these community.momlogic.com is my happiest thing.first and foremost i will like to bring out my feelings over you sincerely i am dieing for you.These is the reason i will like to make you my friend in any kind of friend you will want me to be.please you are the one to make a suggestion that any kind of friendship you suggest that is all i want you to be friend furthermost togetherness can move a mountain but loneliness has no progress.Those are my feelings i have for you.Have a lovely weather...And i will be expecting your words to make me feel alright.Thank you"
Isn't that a beautiful message? It just warms the heart it does! I would be worried about the person who did find it appealing.
At first, I thought it was one of my brothers playing a joke--the name, especially, seemed fake. The fact that the joker was "dieing" for me also seemed like a line one of my brothers would tease me with. Yet, after some investigation, I found that this perp had been pasting this "lovely" message on hundreds of women's pages. The exact same message....copied and pasted over and over and over. Ironically, I got the message twice, that is how special I am!
I find it sad that you can't even enter a contest anymore without the fear of some weirdo preying on you. What do you think? Have you ever had something similar happen to you?