Congratulations Slideshare for a new member from Afghanistan

by Volker Weber

I had to download a presentation about Cloud Computing from Slideshare yesterday, which does not work without a sign-up. Which in turn requires a valid mail address.

Today I received my first Slideshare spam. Based on what I downloaded yesterday they recommended:

There Is No Me Without You: One Womans Odyssey to Rescue Africas Children by Melissa Fay Greene
There Is No Me Without You: One Womans Odyssey to Rescue Africas Children by Melissa Fay Greene
There Is No Me Without You: One Womans Odyssey to Rescue Her Countrys Children by Melissa Fay Greene
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So I went to their site to stop this nonsense. When I wanted to set up my preferences to "Under no circumstances send any mail", I had to complete my profile with a couple of mandatory fields first. And thus Slideshare now has a new member in Afghanistan.

To other marketing people around the world: my profile is as follows. I am a grandma with a PhD from said country, an annual income of less than $10,000, a purchasing budget of more than a billion. Per year. My company has more than 100,000 employees. And you never heard of it.

Comments

Hey, we could set up a whole (nonsense-)company like that. If you tell me the company name, I can set up an account with even more nonsens. Could be fun, if enough people take part.

Christian Tillmanns, 2009-10-06

Sounds like a reasonable profile to me.

Oswald Prucker, 2009-10-06

I guess the company name is Acme. I also work there sometimes. ;-)

Karsten Lehmann, 2009-10-06

Is that where I should send my sales folks? Thank you for letting me use social media for lead-gen.

LOL

Bilal Jaffery, 2009-10-06

Wenn die eigene Fantasie nicht weiterhilft, dann hilft Fakenamegenerator bei der Identitätsfindung.

Sven Loekito, 2009-10-06

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