Well well … my girlfriend recently created a personal profile on MySpace probably about just under a month ago. All was well for the majority of that time until this past week where things went a little ‘off kilter’. she logged into her yahoo mail account one day and had about 28 mails from random people (mostly men …) which kind of spun her out a little bit. The next time she logged into her account a day later there were an additional 70+ MySpace emails. The the next day another 60+ she was now getting a little concerned that something had been done to her account or something else equally nefarious …
Then on thursday she logged onto her yahoo account to find no less than 265 MySpace emails, 99.9% men saying various things about her and her pictures and a few far less welcome emails to boot. I checked her MySpace account and she had received a staggering 8,500+ page views in under a month. The upshot of this is that we deleted her account completely. We both think of this as nothing less than online stalking/harassment. Needless to say she felt pretty weirded out by the whole thing and won’t be going anywhere near MySpace in the future.
She also has a Facebook account which has been a hell of a lot more friendly in general. Hurrah for Facebook!
Anyone else out there had similar experiences with MySpace?