On Wed, Dec 07, 2011 at 03:47:00PM -0800, Douglas Otis wrote:
Without a solid defense of actual sources, email will continue to be
abused. On the other head, social networks benefit from rapid
removal of abusive accounts, since much of their ad revenue is based
upon unique identifiers.
a) Most "social networks" *are* the spammers. They've been proving this
to my spamtraps for years. Many of them will prove it again this week.
b) Social networks themselves are being overrun by fictional users, see:
As the author observes:
"This industry is millions of dollars per year already and [shows]
roughly exponential growth," says Zhao. "I think we're still in
the early stages of this phenomenon."