GoodReads is an Evil Site

by admin



If you got a Good Reads email from me, I apologize.

Any site that defines “find contacts” as “aggressively recruit everyone who’s ever emailed you”, and sends out 900-address invites at a single burst without a “Whoa, there, killer” dialogue box or even a CAPTCHA is a poorly-coded invitation to spam bots, and something I do not want to be associated with.

I have since deleted my account.

Oops. This is kind of my fault. Sorry Cosmo! It was good while it lasted.

I’d been on the site for a few months. It’s no one’s fault but mine—I assumed a certain level of trustworthiness and adherence to best practices and should have been more wary.