In Your Facebook
November 6th, 2013
About a month ago I got an email in Spanish from Facebook. Some guy with four names—two of them mine—had started an account on the service. Unfortunately, he appears to have made a mistake with his email address—he for some reason entered mine as his primary email account. I've had similar things happen before, when people who share my name get mixed up and enter my email address. This one, however, was getting annoying. Every other day, I would get yet another email from Facebook, telling me about something or other that this guy needed to attend to. I tried sending him a message on Facebook, but no reply. I don't know, maybe he's sitting there wondering where his Facebook email is. Because I got the email notifying him that a message had been sent to him. Finally, I got fed up with it. I realized that since my email was the one registered to the account, I could log in—and that's what I did. I chose the “I forgot my password so email it to me” option, and got into the account. After checking, I discovered that after one month the guy had done absolutely nothing in his account. Feeling better about locking him out because I had changed the password, I proceeded to add a junk email address (thank you again, 10minutemail.com) and then removed my own, and then I logged out, never to return. Hopefully. If they guy is annoyed that his Facebook won't work, tough cookies. He annoyed me over and over again for the past month, now it's his turn.