Don't fall prey to the sneaky hackers stealing your traffic by offering extras on MySpace.com that are supposed to be free anyways! Yes, people like "johnny[x.X.x]" are setting up their own advertising websites with the false pretense that they are the source for a special MySpace feature. NOT SO! They're just re-posting the steps already outlined somewhere on MySpace as their own.
"I see said the blind man." ..... MySpace is quietly offering website extras to members through their advertisers. Have you seen a person with 4-16 friends on their home page yet? Have you seen people with more photos than the minimum? These ad-sponsored "features" are only available if you support the advertisers. For example, X-Men paid for the exclusive support of adding additional friends to your MySpace page by adding them as a friend. The infamous "Tom" posted a message last November that if you added MySpace records as a friend you would get to add additional photos to your profile.
Update Wednesday, August 08, 2006: Great news — MySpace is using temporary "hashes" (random tokens or "keys") within urls to help eliminate automated control of their system. This includes SPAM, hackers, etc. Although this is unfortunate for valid, 3rd-party automation of MySpace features, the result is a much more secure environment. There are still many changes that MySpace needs to make before eliminating the majority of security problems, but this was a step in the right direction!
Update Tuesday, May 30, 2006: Just got 2 more, but unrelated bulletin SPAM posts, one enticing you to view a video you never get to see and a 2nd that actually works, but is posted just to get you to view and hopefully click on advertising.
Join the fight against MySpace.com SPAM! I am going to attempt to explain MySpace.com SPAM to you regardless of your technical expertise, so here we go...
*If you just want to help, you can spread the word.
Yes, there are people who want nothing more than for you to visit their website and to click an ad and generate some revenue or download some software so that they can do whatever they want (more ads, trace your website visits, blah, blah...) Today I received 2 bulletin messages from a friend. The 1st was automatically generated SPAM and the 2nd was his apology. When you read the first message, it contains content enticing you to click on an external link (SPAM WEBSITES: thug444.com, but also includes: http://www.prevalentmedia.com/incredible, http://www.ps3era.com/incredible, and http://www.fhuta.com/incredible). This website appears to be completely dedicated to one thing: Get MySpace.com people to visit the website and either 1) Click on an advertisement and generate revenue or 2) Click the button to generate another bulletin SPAM message to all of your friends. *Note: visiting the site may or may not work, the content and implementation may change, and even if it is all the same it may not even work for you. They are relying on sheer numbers to get visitors to the website...
Although I'll hate myself in the morning for signing up for a MySpace account in a drunken stupor, I did it anyways. Ah, the careless things we do sometimes... The idea, of course, being to see what they offer now and if/how I can make it better. No, I'm not completely done with MSN Spaces, but I'm taking a break to see the if the grass is greener.