You know you've gotten it. Probably eight dozen times. When I heard the first inklings about Shelfari, a myspace-like site devoted to book lovers, I was intrigued. But when I started being bombarded with email invites to join from my 'friends' I was annoyed!
Shelfari was inviting EVERYONE in enrollees address book to join. I don't know how many people you put in your email address book...but mine is...well...embarassingly large. One of my publishers was so barraged with invitations, she sent out an email begging it to stop - complete with instructions on how to join WITHOUT beseiging your friends. You know, so they'd still be friendly to you.
I hate the way the Shelfari software trolled people's address books...but I do like the site. Armed with the info on how to join without alienating those I like...I signed up. And I loved it. I was even able to make 'friends' with some of my favorite authors! So...don't be afraid of Shelfari...just be aware that when you invite your 'friends' you're inviting your entire address book...editors and agents included! Eek!