<< by Catherine Potts on November 3rd, 2009
Ew. Spam. It’s basically the compilation of what’s left over from the “good” parts. By definition Spam is unwanted. Though, there are those who eat it up and those who make money creating it.
Welcome to my series of blog posts that will address the omnipresent spam. There are a lot of layers to this topic so we’ll start on the basic level and get more involved as we progress.
What is spam?
…the abuse of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs,wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, and file sharing network spam. (Wikipedia)