| ||Ask HN: Socialcam spamming Facebook newsfeeds and growing virally as a result?|
34 points by ahsanhilal on May 2, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments |
|So I clicked play on a social cam video somebody had watched on my feed. Here is the link I clicked on:|
as this link appeared in my feed. The link took me to socialcam's website where I could watch the video. As soon as I was done watching the video I could see the link posted on my feed as me having watched and shared the video, which I explicitly never chose to. Also, I started getting comments on that shared link as well from people.
I really really do not like apps using underhanded techniques to go forth with their viral agendas. If I really wanted to share this video, than I WOULD HAVE. That is what a like/share is, isn't it? What do you guys think? Should this be allowed. I am also willing to bet that, this is one of the reasons for their viral growth in the past couple of weeks.
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