Ep. 55: Evolution of Spam

What is spam, where did it start, and how does it affect us today?

Episode notes: 

  • From online forums of the 1980s to social media and beyond
  • Forms of spam
  • Why do people send spam?
  • Statistician Paul Graham
  • Robo calls
  • Spam vs. scams
  • CAN-SPAM Act
  • Commercial: Future Spam Protection
  • Spam in social media, online reviews, etc.
  • Fake followers and bot engagement
  • Is spam in the eye of the receiver?
  • What is spam, really?
  • How can you avoid being spammy?
  • Bonus: Stay crazy. Kaw kaw!

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