Why are social networks so insecure?
If Facebook was completely self-confident, then why does it send emails letting you know you have a Facebook email that don’t tell you what the message is?
MySpace is at least as egregious, and in some ways is more irksome. Consider their birthday alert email. The subject is "One of your friends is having a birthday this week," and the text says:
One or more of your friends have birthdays coming up this week —
Visit MySpace to check out who!
I tried going to MySpace to opt out of these alerts, but there’s no way to do it, even though they give you control over a number of other settings. I’d create a filter in Yahoo Mail, but it’s a tedious process, and you get a limited number of filters for free (I may well switch my MySpace account to my more frequently used Gmail address so I can at least better filter the messages I receive).
Yes, every pageview counts, but so does the experience of networks’ members.