-- 0.002- snippeterror: trackbacks -- ( 2817744 )
Posting for new emoticons - but also for a survey? | Nicole Simon's Useful Sounds

Posting for new emoticons - but also for a survey?

04.07.2005 - 21:14 / filled under default

I received a request for a survey today from Skype - or as it seems. Every link is disguised by a tracking ID and a link to the page http://recp.rm05.net/, there is no visible clue on the skype website that there may be a service request like this, or does the forum state something nor does the blog. But they do ask me for my opinion on new emoticons on the share skype blog ...

While I do understand the need to hide those surveys a bit, why can't I - assuming this is from Skype - easily find information about it on the website? Somewhere saying "yes, it is okay what they do"?

Googleing Silverpop and Skype, I do find a press release:

Silverpop will bring its email marketing expertise to the U.K. through extensive thought capital and market studies. Among the company's first initiatives is to release the results of an email market study that will indicate the key differences in email deliverability in the U.S. and U.K.
So it could be valid. Still a big if. Especially as skype takes the time to put a news on their website "Phishing and Spoofing Alert".

If that is 'expertise', I am quite underwhelmed. In todays world of phishing mails, this is not enough. There has to be more information _on_ the website.

(In case it is a phishing mail, I am happy to provide it - unless I have read about it somewhere in my usual information channels, I will not click ...)

Tags: ,

Trackbacks
Trackback URL for this entry:
http://useful-sounds.de/pivot/includes/tb/tb_.php?tb_id=294
Comments

    comments (1) :

  1. Thanks for your input. The e-mail you are seeing IS valid, authorized/sent by Skype and we use a third party to send them out and do some usual statistics and tracking. Mentioning this on the web site is a good idea, we're also working on other ways to make the links more obvious.
    Jaanus Kase 05.07.2005 - 10:27

Name:  
Remember personal info?

Email:
URL:
Comment: /



Notify: Yes, send me email when someone replies.  

Small print: All html tags except <b> and <i> will be removed from your comment. You can make links by just typing the url or mail-address.

Latest podcasts

Add Useful Sounds to your ipodder client

Subscribe to full feed

About

I am Nicole Simon, 34 years old and located in Lübeck, Germany. This is my English blog with the Useful Sounds podcast which is now newly located at usefulsounds.com)

If you like to read more in English from me, go:
cruel to be kind

Or my German blogs:
beissholz
The easiest way to contact me is through my comment form

If you are interested to see what I read: Here is my list

older stuff

November 2003
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
August 2006

sound-categories

Soundfiles for your amusement :o)