“Acquaintance Spam” – now that’s a term we need.
Plaxo is a particularly obnoxious with their viral attempts to hide behind my friends in as they strive to get to know me better. Each time I mention it to a Plaxo using acquaintance they explain that there is some button in there and sooner or later they hit by mistake … they are always really sorry about that.
There is a really evil dynamic where in the the product marketing people at these social networking sites create attractive nuisances that draw in the unwary, clueless, overeager or desperate networkers – who then hurt themselves and their ‘friends.’
update: snam Social Networking Spam 🙂
update 2: Stacy Martin replies in the comments below. Man, she’s got my sympathy! “stacy martin plaxo evil” gets 4 hundred plus hits at google!