I just got an email from Facebook that said;


You have been sending harassing messages to other users. This is a violation of Facebook’s Terms of Use. Among other things, messages that are hateful, threatening, or obscene are not allowed. Continued misuse of Facebook’s features could result in your account being disabled. If you have any questions or concerns, you can visit our FAQ page at http://www.facebook.com/help.php?page=35.

The Facebook Team

WTF? Please visit my Facebook profile and correct me if I’m wrong in asserting it as the tamest personal profile in existence. Is it spam, some unusual phishing attack or Facebook getting a little sideways on us?

Who knows?


Update – I got this email from Facebook which says…. well almost nothing really


> Hi Ben,


> We do not allow users to send threatening, obscene, or harassing

> messages.  Unsolicited messages will also not be tolerated. I’m afraid

> I

> won’t be able to provide further details regarding your warning. In

> order to prevent this from happening in the future, please refrain from

> sending any abusive messages.  For more information on conduct

> prohibited by Facebook, please read our ‘Terms’ which can be found at

> the bottom of any Facebook page.


> Thanks in advance for your cooperation,


> Jerry

> Customer Support Representative

> Facebook


Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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