I was so excited to try out the new Friendster blogs. Being the prolific blogger that I am, I was looking for a new place for another type of blog. And the fact that they are powered by Typepad - all the better.
Unfortunately, they have a feature that automatically emails your Friendster friends each and every time you update your blog.
Such a feature is intrusive, to say the least, and even annoying. And for someone like me - who would like to blog daily - it creates an undue onslaught of emails to people who are most likely not all interested in my daily happenings.
I was told by Friendster support that this feature can NOT be disabled but that I could go into my own preferences and disable the ability to receive these emails from others. That is NOT the point - hello!
There are some people in our Friendster Friends who wouldn't really want to receive these daily messages notifying about MY updates but what if they wanted to receive update messages from others?
I will now have to stop blogging on Friendster because of this after just one post.
My sister blogs on Friendster and sometimes I get 2 emails in a day notifying me she updated. I think this feature should be optional PER POST so we can choose to send the email notification. I love my sister but frankly, I trash the notifications almost every day then visit once or twice a week when I get a chance. I'd hate to shut off my ability to receive notifications, though. I just don't want them for every post sent.