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Friday, October 24, 2003
(internet) How spam is degrading the net  
Report from Pew Internet that's been cited on Slashdot among other places. Quoting the Slashdot post:

About a third of people responded to a spam, seeking more information. And 7 percent actually bought a product or service.

Who are these people? Why are they doing this to us? (On the incredibly rare occasions I get a spam that might, just might, be relevant, I go to their website direct, rather than replying to the email. Don't want to encourage the spam).

[edit] In the half minute I spent typing this post, I received two spam emails.[/edit]


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