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Note to the Facebook spammers
Okay, yes -- I'm not surprised that there are apparently beautiful women who I have never met trying to friend me on Facebook. This particular come-on is such old hat on Twitter that I delete the requests almost by reflex. I'm not sure precisely what your scam is, but I'm sure there is one there.

But really: if you want to lure me in, you're not doing yourself any favors by naming the bikini-clad lady "Keith". You would do well to learn the basics of English names...

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All right, I *have* to ask. I understand about Don't Answer Spam, because I have an email account; but they are trying to sell me something. (Apparently my male organ isn't big enough.) But what are random strangers going to get out of friending you on Facebook? Do they try to sell you things?

Honestly, I'm not sure. I've always assumed that the objective is some variation of trying to get me to go to their homepage, which is either spam or leads to porn. (More likely the latter, since they seem to be specifically targeting horny males...)

They're after your contact info, friends list, demographics, and any other personal details that might be hidden from a non-friend.

What I don't get is how it benefits spammers to follow people on Twitter.

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