Not bragging, but I have well over 2500 followers in Facebook. I have been noticing a habit in applications that encourage people to tag their friends. Recently, one of my followers tagged me, along with 150 people. This drew a concern when I noticed well over 70 emails in my inbox asking the person to either remove them from being tagged or complained because of the email. I do not have the power to disallow this option. If I have approved other people as members, I do not have the option to allow people to tag me in photos. What does this do?
Well, since people can make applications on their own, if these ‘friendly’ taggings could be utilized by spammers. Since a person still can only have 5000 followers max on Facebook, that could mean a lot of unwanted email filled with complaints.
What can be done?
Look at the application and if it requires tagging friends, tag a small amount of people. Tagging hundreds of people may cause a lot of problems, especially if the application is not even of interest to some of your followers. In fact, you could possibly be reported for spamming. A lot of the game applications on Facebook only allow 20 to 30 invitations at a time, so try to aim for a smaller group than that.
If a person is persistent with tagging you, consider removing them from your friends. It might be fun for them, but really it is almost like those emails that people forget to put their long email list in the BCC line. If it gets out of line, either contact the application creator or report the application to Facebook and ask if they can limit the tagging for the application.
Have you had this happen to you on Facebook? What do you suggest?