You Mean MySpace Isn't for Spam?
Apparently MySpace cracks down on super spammers. And they're damn stern about it, too: "Individuals who try to spam or phish our members are not welcome on MySpace," says chief security officer Hemanshu Nigam.
But we thought that adding madd friends and spamming the crap out of them was how you leveraged your networking potential? Now we're completely confused about what MySpace is for. We can't help but wonder when they'll crack down on provocative profile pictures whose subjects are self-consciously staring just left of the camera. Or 13-year-olds who blow our bulletins section up with surveys. Or weak local bands who tell us about every cocktail party they're strumming for.
Monsieur Wallace, the unlucky phisherman who'll be banned from Web 2.0 mecca and made an example for bulletin whores at large, runs a company called Feeble Minded Productions, which, while possibly not related to his spam game, is just sort of amusing in this context.
Topic: Online, Policy
But 40-year-olds posing as teens is still allowed, right? Just checking.
Somebody needs to click on the True ads, Bill.
How about some kind of fashion police for pages that are so pimped out that you can't even read them? Oh yeah - dark green matrix text on a black sparkling animated background. Or maybe that's security against child predators who will have trouble reading that on a laptop screen in the back of their van.
The tackiest, most advertising-plagued Web site on earth is getting rid of spammers? Isn't that a paradox?