Do You Like Ghosts?
I don't like ghosts. Not talking your Halloween celebration kind of ghosts . Specifically referring to the “ghosts” who create socialnetwork or socialmedia profiles or accounts at onlinewritingcommunities , and then come and haunt you.
Well! Maybe it's just my paranoia .
But they create the appearance that they're just snooping on you!
Won't mention the names of the sites because the communities and networks are absolutely fabulous! Have been with them for several years and have no complaints. In fact, you know you've been with a group for a while when the site owners or customer service representatives respond to your messages and talk to you as if they know you! :)
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So here's the scenario.
Many sites reward you for referring or recruiting others to become members. That's a great incentive to tell others. Yes? Plus! Additional revenues might be generated by the account creation and/or subsequent user activity. Right?
So … when you are spreading the good news, the audience is the worldwide web. Meaning? The audience includes people you may not know.
If a stranger reads one of my recommendations and decides to sign up for the site, that's awesome. But doesn't it annoy you when the stranger makes sure they stay “A STRANGER”!
Meaning? Meaning they create an account. Some folks don't use actual pics of themselves and that's OK. But they don't bother to even upload an avatar and basically do not supply any bio tidbits about themselves at all and also … THEY NEVER DO ANYTHING!! Yet! They are “connected” to you like almost … forever! Why? Because they signed up using your referrer code. Now they have access to the system and they hang around like a "shadow" for who knows what reason. (???)
◊They sure look like “ghosts” to me!◊
Quite frankly, that gives me the heebie-jeebies! Makes me feel like the account was only set up so my activity could be watched or monitored, as if they're stalking me. It's very annoying and ever so creepy!
Do you like ghosts? I DON'T!!
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