Hi Will, This is a friendly reminder.
Join me on WAYN so we can share our contact links, keep track of each others whereabouts and meet over 3 million people from all around the world!
Accept my invitation – join me on WAYN and see what I’ve been up to? Reject my invitation – you will not receive any more reminders from me.
Doesn’t it make you feel so special when you get a mass-produced invitation to join someone’s friend network?
Come join my network at hi5!
I now have over 459 friends in my network! You can meet all of them, plus more than 12 million other Hi5 members! Once you join, you will immediately be connected to all the people in my circle of friends.
Hi5 is an online service that lets you meet new people, view photos, browse profiles, and chat with your friends.
I’ll see you inside,
I’m so very flattered that I get to be one of your 459 friends, and have a chance of meeting over 12 million other people. But who the hell needs 12 million friends?
The invitations are the things that really get me. You can tell that someone has imported their MSN/Hotmail/Myspace address book, complete with people they haven’t seen since primary school. Are these people even around anymore? More importantly, do they really care? Most importantly, will they seek vengence for spamming them repeatedly? These questions should be asked before importing address books!
If – by some cruel twist of Fate – you are suitably bored, then comes the matter of trying to join. This isn’t the simple matter of an email address; your usual password that you always use for online sign-ups; and a reasonably undecipherable alias. They want to know the whole deal: name; address; date of birth; gender; email; and what you had for breakfast. Okay, so I may have made that last one up, but the point is there: it’s an exhausting ordeal just to join!
Do these sites actually fulfill their desired function? Actually, scrap that, what the heck is their function? I can use it to see where my friends are, woohoo. I can do that by sending them an email, if they don’t reply then they don’t want to talk to me. Simple as that. For me it just goes on the end of the list of things to do on the internet when I’m bored beyond the stage of watching Big Brother or Dancing with the Stars.