MySpace inbox a little more crowded than usual these days? At this point my main profile is receiving about 400 messages each day. Looking through them I couldn’t help but notice some trends so I thought I would break it down for everyone else. This way you know which messages to avoid and you can spend more time looking up fellow school mates and employees!
Crazy Guy with a Knife or Gun
Do yourself a favor and don’t click on any of these. Its usually an ad for a free iPod anyway or worse a message from a real life crazy guy.
These come in many flavors but most are nice requests to visit their profile and listen to their tunes. Only click on these if you like their default image or if they trick you with a deceptive subject.
Great Abs Guy
Well Michael™ you do have great abs but I also have a request for you. :: PLEASE :: put your shirt back on! Sadly if you click these you find out these are not spam emails, these are real guys, with real great abs. They are just apparently very proud of them, as you can see.
Nine times out of ten when you see these it was a spam message but the profile was deleted before you could open it. Thanks to companies like spacepromoter.com users were able to create 1000’s if not millions of fake MySpace accounts. Their sole purpose to send out messages or post links in their profiles to all kinds of wonderful affiliate programs. MySpace has improved their ability to detect these profiles but still has a long way to go.
Sexy Time Girl!
Come on now…we both know she is way too good looking to messaging the likes of you. She is usually a fake profile and the message contains a link to a web cam or adult site.
Bling Bling Rapper
More music promotion, usually southern based rap. These profiles are usually among the worst designed with an over the top amount of blinking graphics and videos. Don’t click these unless you want to crash your browser. Also, do you think this guys necklass is big enough?
send me an IM
In true MySpace style they allow their instant messaging program to send these types of messages to your friends. If your social network is small you might not receive these but for networks of 1000K and higher you get about 100 of these per day. For the record if I was ever to send an IM to someone it certainly would not be you giuseppe!
These can be one of two things, someone who is so new to MySpace they have not added an default image or its a message spamming profile. With a name like "KILLA 1" I’m going to guess its the later.