Boycott yaari.com - "Spam 2.0"
By arungupta on Oct 22, 2007
|This is a "Web 2.0" world so I join different community sites (such as facebook, linkedin, orkut etc.) in order to be not left behind :) One such site happen to be yaari.com which brought me embarrassment instead of any apparent benefit.|
After I registered with their website, it sent an email of the following format to random set of addresses from my GMail address book:
Subject: Arun is your Yaar!
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 10:51:15 -0500
From: Arun MY_EMAIL_ID
To: EMAIL-ID FROM GMAIL
Arun Gupta wants you to join Yaari!
Is Arun your friend?
Yes <http://www.yaari.com/y-register.php?i=SOME_WEIRD_NUMBER> No <http://www.yaari.com/y-register.php>
Please respond or Arun might think you said no :(
To stop receiving emails from Yaari.com, click here <http://yaari.com/y-email-opt-out.php?param=YET_ANOTHER_WEIRD_NUMBER>.
If you have any concerns regarding the content of this message, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yaari LLC, 358 Angier Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312
I apologize for unknowingly sending a message from my account.
This is absolute shame. The website says "social networking site created by Indian youth, for Indian youth". I really don't care who has created the website but this is complete invasion of privacy. Stop it yaari.com and get some real work done!
If you get an invitation to join yaari.com, send it back to the original sender along with the link to this blog. An already created account can be deleted by going to Accounts tab and selecting "Deactivate Account" and, of course, never joining back.
Boycott yaari.com image used from Aalaap.com. I could not inline the image for an unknown reason.