homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.204.231.253
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Social Media / Facebook Marketing
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: httpwebwitch

Facebook Marketing Forum

    
"Send" button spams recpt. with "join Facebook link"
Can't, ummn, send, to unknown e-mail addresses
badbadmonkey




msg:4334022
 4:53 am on Jul 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Am I missing something here or is this now just the norm that everyone accepts?

Facebook's "Send" button supposedly allows the visiting Facebook member to 'send' privately the link of the like button to their friends - Facebook members, groups, and e-mail addresses.

It is the last of course that might make this a candidate for replacing a site's own "e-mail this" functionality.

In the course of testing, I find:

1) One testing account sends nice HTML e-mails to the recipient that look identical to the "wall" or news feed layouts, including the social graph picture, title, and description, and of course the link. Okay.

2) Another testing account sends Times Roman formatted messages including only the message typed and the bare link. Less nice but perfectly workable.

3) Oh but send to an e-mail address which Facebook doesn't recognize (no FB account attached to it), and the message consists of a big blue FACEBOOK banner, the message, and then a horrible facebook.com link which sternly instructs the viewer "A Facebook account is required to view this page".

I further tested this by signing the test e-mail address up for an account, and re-sending the message - bingo, it gets a nice little message and direct link.

A brief search online finds a distinct lack of outrage concerning this.

Am I the only one?

 

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Social Media / Facebook Marketing
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved