A couple of days ago I reveived this message via email:
We saw your business on the web and wanted to invite you to add a Free Listing to the largest and highest ranked Gay and Lesbian Directory serving the LGBT community.
We are #1 on Google with over 30,000 hits a day. You get a full page with contact info, picture gallery, description, and map with directions to your business.
It totally pissed me off. This is not difficult as I am easily pissed off by web bullshit.
It was not the gay thing that pissed me off however. It was not the BLT bit although being a northern lad I prefer bacon sandwiches to be adulterated only by fried egg and brown sauce.
No, what pissed me off was the stuff about my business. I do not have a business online. I do not have a business at all. So if people are going to gather data on my web activities I just wish they would write some decent software capable of analysing it properly.
Or better still, respect my privacy and fuck the fucking fuck off.