Don't Get 'Tagged' By This Site
Social network spams contacts without permission
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 11, 2009 2:58 PM CDT
Tagged, seen in this screenshot, spams contacts even when a user tells it not to, Gregory writes.   (
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(Newser) – The US’ third-largest social network is also the world’s most annoying website, Sean Gregory writes in Time. An e-mail about photos from an ex-boss lured him to Tagged, only to lead him through a confusing registration that spammed all his contacts with an informal note. “I don’t have a ‘smiley-face’-style relationship with most of my old professors,” he moans.

Tagged counts 70 million registered users and as many monthly US visitors. But the brainchild of Harvard math majors has many enraged by its seemingly deceptive ways. A Tagged rep says the site is halting e-mail invites until it clarifies its hybrid photo-sharing and registration process. Still, “avoid the site altogether,” Gregory advises.