Recently, I was trying to import some contacts from Gmail to YouTube. After going through a Plaxo dialog to select all my contacts, I assumed the next step would be to see who of those contacts were on YouTube. I thought wrong, in stead the service has e‑mailed every address I imported (almost 200) an invitation to connect with me without my explicit consent.
Naturally, I’m quite upset about the whole situation and have decided to at least offer my apologies for bothering anyone with this spam. If you’ve received a YouTube invitation from frog1980 and thought it was inappropriate, I’m very sorry to have unwontedly bothered you.
Also, I hope someone of YouTube reads this and will make it a point to reconsider the way importing contacts works. Spamming my friends without my consent is not a cool thing to do.