Facebook automatic friend requests irk users

Facebook has often received flak for its inability at handling security issues. Now, the social site has its users fuming over yet another glitch and this time around it is automatic friend requests. Facebook members have been venting anger through Internet forums about this. They have been complaining over how Facebook is sending friend requests to ‘friends of friends’ and also networks that they've joined. So, don’t be surprised on receiving a friend request from a foe or vice versa.


Facebook irks users

Facebook irks users


According to Herald Sun, social media experts hint at ‘rogue’ Facebook apps being the cause for the glitch. Though Facebook clarifies that it isn’t an official feature, the social networking site is unable to explain the reason behind the glitch.

Nik Cubrilovic, a technology blogger reveals that spammers spurn money by phishing information. He further says, "Verified email addresses sell for 20c to $1 each so if they are able to extract 100,000 verified email addresses from Facebook that is probably worth upwards of $20,000 to spammers."


So, Facebook is on a friending spree, we must say. Let's wait and watch how the social networking giant handles this issue.

Published Date: Oct 25, 2011 09:55 am | Updated Date: Oct 25, 2011 09:55 am