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Email Is Too Cheap

Gernot Wagner | Posted 01.17.2012 | Technology
Gernot Wagner

The average time taken to respond to an email is greater, in aggregate, than the time it took to create. Email is too cheap to send. That, in a nutsh...

There's a Special Place in Hell for Spammers

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As the web has gone from the edge of our world to the electronic center of how we live, spammers have taken up new evil ways clog not just our inboxes, but our lives.

SPAM Pie and Other Cooking Competition Winners

Anneli Rufus | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
Anneli Rufus

Cooking contests not only make great reality TV. They also inspire creativity, attract publicity, and potentially raise money for charities while celebrating local products, industries and cuisine.

Discovering the Soul Is the True Ethernet -- the Hard Way

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.28.2011 | Technology
Georgianne Nienaber

I accidentally deleted over 13,000 messages from my email account and didn't flinch. Well, almost. There was a feeling of panic, but it was followed by a Zen-like calm. Had I effectively erased the past?

57-Year-Old Mom Looks 56!

James Napoli | Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

James Napoli is an author and humorist. More of his comedy content for the web can be found here. ...

Nothing Like a Little Spam to Remind You How Loved You Are

Samara O'Shea | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology
Samara O'Shea

Dear Hackers: What did you get from assaulting my e-mail account? Nothing. No one fell for your foolish ploy. What did I get? I got an amusing day catching up with friends and the therapeutic opportunity to clean up my contacts.

How The Meat Industry Turned Abuse Into A Business Model

Mother Jones | Tom Philpott | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home

As a long-time student of the meat industry, I read Ted Genoways' extraordinary article on conditions at the "head table" of a factory-scale pig-proce...

Behind The Scenes Of The Spam Factory

Posted 08.28.2011 | Home

Ted Genoways of Mother Jones recently scribed a behemoth piece on some shady occurrences at Quality Pork Processors Inc., better known as the processi...

Spammers' Bonanza At Amazon Kindle eLibrary

Posted 08.17.2011 | Technology

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Spam has hit the Kindle, clogging the online bookstore of the top-selling eReader with material that...

Burger King Introduces Spam Burgers For The Women of Japan

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

If there is one thing women love it's ... Spam? Well at least Burger King hopes they do. The self-proclaimed royals of the fast food industry will...

Anatomy Of A Spam Viagra Purchase

Technology Review | Posted 07.21.2011 | Technology

A sample of spam transactions finds most pass through just three banks, study finds....

XXX Posts Infiltrate Facebook Brand Pages

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology

It appears some brand's Facebook Pages may becoming smut central. New York Post's James Covert and Ian Mohr wrote recently about a slew of x-rated ...

Spam Four-Way: Does The Iconic Canned Meat Hold Up?

Salon | Aviva Shen | Posted 06.09.2011 | Home

Is there a food more widely mocked than Spam? Its name was long rumored to stand for Stuff Posing as Meat. It's synonymous with Internet junk. (No, ki...

Trace Radiation Isn't the Only Global Fallout From Fukushima

Mason Inman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Despite the radiation now spread across Japan, New Scientist points out fossil fuels are far deadlier than nuclear power -- mainly because of air pollution

Smash Unions? It Never Even Occurred to Me

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

The House of Representatives has just voted emergency funds for building a fence around the state of Ohio.

10 Business Plan Follies That Make Investors Cringe

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur likes to think that their document is inspirational. Every serious investor has a stack of these in their in-basket. Here is what investors say the former shouldn't do.

Google Tries To Snuff Out Spam, Content Farms With New Changes

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Content farms take note: Google is trying to snuff out spam and "low-quality sites" in search results. In a blog post, the search giant acknowledged ...

My Top Ten (Okay, Eleven) Jokes of 2010

Jane Condon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jane Condon

I bought a new Mac computer this winter. They give you some free lessons. Like how to organize your iPhotos. What I learned was -- I need a better looking family!

California Man Quits Job, Makes Living Suing Email Spammers

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Daniel Balsam hates spam. Most everybody does, of course. But he has acted on his hate as few have, going far beyond simply hitt...

FACEBOOK SCAM: Do Not Click 'Who Has Deleted Ya' Link

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If one of your Facebook friends sends you a link touting an application called "Who Has Deleted Ya," do not click on it. The post is part of a self-...

Traffic Jam

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Dear Mom, increase your size with Valtrex -- free trial offer. Subject: Trip home [Free miles when you sign up for our low-rate rewards card -- click today to increase your earnings!] next week.

UPDATE: Facebook email: spam killer?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Check out comment regarding fake Facebook identities, good new perspective. Okay, we don't know what'll be announced, but Facebook email could indeed...

Reality Check!

Wendy Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wendy Abrams

Let's put the Carnival Cruise ship into perspective -- it was not tragedy. Tragedy is the cholera outbreak in Haiti, where hundreds of thousands of people are left homeless from the earthquake.

Report: 95% of Email Is Spam: Threats Aimed at Facebook & Children's Searches

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

The Facebook Like button allows developers to use Javacript, which can also be used by bad guys to trick users into "liking" a page and then automatically recommending it to all their Facebook friends.

Europe Overtakes Asia As Top Email Spammer

Yahoo! News | 2 Hrs 35 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Europe has overtaken Asia as the biggest source of email spam worldwide with Britain a major culprit, a report said Thursday....