It’s no secret that I hate spam. It’s vile, disgusting, and basically fills your arteries with processed crap. Email spam is similarly disgusting (I’m tempted to do an etymology day on why the latter is named after the former). Almost every day I receive something, either on Twitter, here on Blogger, or in one of my email services—don’t get me started on telemarketers. The most annoying spam has the subject line of “Hey,” which is made doubly annoying by the fact that that is how my mother usually headlines her emails.
Hm. That actually seems sort of appropriate.
In unrelated news, I’m glad I never told my mother about my blog.
Back to spam: unfortunately for us, it’s hard to battle. Once you find a way to block them, they come up with new ways to spam you! I think the only way to really combat it is to force people to take ethics classes and sign an agreement not to annoy others. And I don’t see that happening any time soon. It’s bad for business.
Cursed spam. Anyone have and good spam related stories to share?