I just received an email from Mahalo.com … totally unsolicited. I havn’t visited Mahalo.com in a couple of months. The strange thing is that Jason Calacanis consistently says he built Mahalo to get rid of information spam (mahalo is a human-powered search engine). And now I get an unsolicited email from them? … aaaah, c’mon Jason! Are you sincere? how can you be when your product contradicts itself? (at our expense!)
Here’s the contents of it
Shellab thinks you’re interesting and wanted an easy way to stay up to date with the links you recommend to Mahalo.
Who is Shellab? …. on what basis does “Shellab” think I am interesting? I think I may have recommended maybe 1 link on Mahalo … just to see how it works. This makes me strongly suspect that it was a machine that sent me this email… not Shellab! SPAM ALERT!
To view Shellab’s profile or add Shellab as a friend, go to:
Add Shellab as a friend? On what logical basis would a human powered search engine further its goal (of good search results) by allowing me to add someone (god knows who) as a “friend”. Is it because I agree with their human powered search result contributions? (wouldn’t that distort the results?) Hmmm … or is it because “social networks” are the all the rage?
You can leave Shellab as a fan or add Shellab as a friend. If you add Shellab as a friend, the links Shellab recommends will be included in the Friends’ Recommended Links section of your profile.
Social networking gone mad.
Jason, why does the page on breastfeeding have a ‘recommended’ link towards “Ban Breastfeeding“? I was so surprised to see those 2 words that I followed the link … only to discover that it was some hoax movement created by some fake organisation …. argh … what a waste of time!