Facebook Gets Its Share of Spam

Spam Ad ScreenshotOver the weekend, I questioned if applications were Facebook’s version of spam. Last night, I was browsing around Facebook and came upon the ad that you see on the left. The ad is for the opportunity to “Work at Home and Make $200+ per Day.” Not a bad offer although it doesn’t seem to pertain to the picture that is directly to the right of the job description. The person posting the advertisement had also posted links on the Washington, D.C. network wall. Her profile was interesting as well (I have posted a screenshot below).

So, it looks like an number of more aggressive spam techniques are now being used on Facebook. The real question is if they are sending spam messages. I haven’t received any spam messages yet, have you? Do you think Facebook will experience the same fate as MySpace, who experienced severe spam problems?

Spam Profile Screenshot