Tag: spam

Please stop using (at) email [dot] com

Please stop using (at) email [dot] com – garmr. This gently jabbing request reminds me of the days some years ago when I did absolutely everything in my power to thwart efforts of the big bad spammers. Then Gmail came along and I completely forgot about it. Spam detection algorithms are awesome nowadays, be sure […]

Posted: June 07, 2012

A Pinterest spammer tells all

Daily Dot | A Pinterest spammer tells all. It’s amazing to read this account of how our talents can be used for (mind blowingly successful) spamming efforts. I can see why the spammer himself sees that he’s doing no harm, but my ethics radar is telling me different. He admits to being a flat out […]

Posted: March 28, 2012

Partial Versus Full RSS Feeds

There are lots of pros and cons to offering a partial or full content RSS feed. I’ve recently decided to offer partial feeds in hopes of preventing content scraping. While that can solve a single problem, it may start a few more.

Posted: September 04, 2006