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This is not the way to do business, y'all

With all the hype about using boundariless Facebook and Twitter as business promotion platform, sometimes it is hard to blame all those who are not familiar with the online rules because it is mainly quite unknown and unwritten. I would have to say that when they found out about the potential of Facebook and Twitter, they must have hyperventilated. No more ads! No more paying for brochures and flyers! No more printing erratic and mis-spelt business cards and then frantically handing them out.

Imagine the savings. They can now sell ALL OVER THE WORLD!! That's God-sent.

Anyway, if it was proper for people to post stuff and force information down people's throat, I would have done it for my client but I know that it wouldn't  work. I don't want to piss people off on behalf of my client.

There was this over-enthusiastic marketer who posted something on my wall....a promotional message and not liking it one bit, I decided to use the softer approach first by sending this kind person a message:-

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as a form of courtesy, i am sending you this message to tell you that simply posting stuff on other people's walls on Facebook is considered SPAM. please refrain of doing so in the future or you may find yourself banned from Facebook. 

Thank you
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To be honest, I expected this person to apologize or just disappear but he/she did not. Instead, this person replied with this.


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I AM JUST AWARING YOU ABOUT TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE WHICH IS GOOD TO MOST OF YOU. IF YOU JUST IGNORE IT , WE WILL NOT POST ONTO YOUR SITE. WE ARE SPREADING AROUND GOOD NEWS SINCE WESTERN MEDICINES HAD CAUSE A LOT OF PROBLEMS TO OUR SOCIETY ,WE ARE FIGHTING AGAINT THE DEVIL OF POLUTED OUR BODIES VIA CONSUMPTION OF RUBBISH WESTERN MEDICINE NOW TO REGAIN A BEAUTIFUL EARTH!


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So, I had no other choice but to report this person for spamming my account. I mean, if it was ethical for people to post stuff on other people's walls for the sake doing business, can you imagine what Facebook or Twitter is going to be like?


Geez, so, please, people. Don't make the same mistake. This is not the way to do business online. 
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