I woke up to a birthday wish from a Facebook friend* yesterday.
Well, it was more of a clumsy spam post wrapped in a birthday message:
Hi. Happy birthday. hope you don’t mind me messaging you, but I am keen to ensure that my Facebook Friends know about my Facebook Page( https://www.facebook.com/[redacted]) and, through it, my [redacted] page, on which you’ll find an ever-increasing number of my interviews, with and about interesting people. It would be great if you take the time to check it out and, of course, it would help me enormously, if you would “LIKE” it and, hopefully, “SHARE IT” with your own Facebook Friends.
Again, my Facebook Page address is: https://www.facebook.com/[redacted].
Please check it out.
Thanks, your Facebook Friend, [redacted] and, once again, Happy Birthday!
I really don’t understand the mindset here. Do people think this Trojan Horse tactic is effective?
It’s just insincere and annoying to me.
That sort of thing would rub me the wrong way on my actual birthday, but it seems even lazier and lamer when it’s nearly a week early.
This guy isn’t getting any of my birthday cake.
* I accepted his friend request, because we had lots of mutual friends. He’s a complete stranger to me.