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November 22nd, 2016

smeddley: (Default)
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 09:06 am
I don't think it means what you think it means. In fact, I know it does not.

Yes, this is a petty, silly thing to be annoyed about, but annoyed I am.

Lately, there has been a bit of an epidemic of people creating FB accounts with other people's names and sending friend requests to all of their friends. Why? No idea. Not entirely sure what the point of it is, or what they hope to get. Whatever the reason, the one thing that did not happen?

You were not "hacked".

Please stop saying that. "Hacked" would be if they took over your legitimate FB page, not creating one impersonating you.

Nor is it "hacking" when someone uses your name on a different email account to send your friends spam and virus-ladened emails. Again, "hacking" is when they take over your actual email account (this did happen a lot to Yahoo accounts a bit back).

You were not "hacked".

*sigh*