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    Hi everyone, I want you to give your best answers the questions I ask, and I will also answer.

    1. What is Spam?
    2. Why is there spam?
    3. Is there a demand for spam?
    4. Is spam a good or a bad thing?
    5. Is spam definable, can it be put into a box and said, "we can alll agree these identifiers are those of spam"
    6. What do you think the internet would look like without spam?
    7. What do you think the internet would look like with twice as much or more spam!?
    8. Who stands to gian from spam?
    9. Who stands to lose from spam?
    10. Whill I eat green eggs and spam?

    1. I believe spam, as it is currently percieved is a derivative of lazy marketing. Perhaps annoying or intrusive, spam is generally an add for a product or website or person. I want to dis associate spam from auto-spam, which in terms can destry a website posting hundreds of links in a comment for a blog of youtube video. I will call that a spam-attack or perhaps a derivative of hacking.

    2. I believe spam exists to promote acts of trade online. It's idea is to create a sale. Beit with cash or time.

    3. I believe that the current average user does expect spam. Spam is a vehicle which a user typically explores to new and undiscovered corners of the internet. While it can be generalized as intrusive or annoying to certain people or someone who was traumatized but pop-ups, people today expect spam to be dome professionally. As like a commercial or ad is dome professionally.

    4. Is spam a good thing? This questions ties into questions 6 & 7, a speculative guess if things were different. Spam as mentioned promotes activity, someone stands to gain, the real question is do the right people stand to gain?

    5 I believe spam can be quantumlly defined as either harrassing bots posting links, or desperate info-praneurs sending emails and remaining active in forums for traffic to link backs. And also defined as commercials or advertisements, don't they tool fall into the spam catagory?

    6. I think the internet without spam, would be even more paid- subscribtion driven. The current knowledge of technology by kids or young people would be considerablly less, perhaps even the internet would be more boring.

    7. Too much spam can also be a bad thing, for example it can frustrate a user, forever dis-enchanting them with the whole surfing the web experiance, and perhaps even destry the funny cats meme due to too many spams or adds.

    8. This is were it gets interesting. If spam can be channeled to operate from one platform, that platform has exponential ammounts of profit to assertain. Due to impressions, activity, users, basically attention. For example, it's like a link exchange, but if you could forse a spammer to yous your platform, you have pretty much regulated and rewritten, and perhaps even refined the quality of spam.

    9. I believe that the loser of spam is the company or person who payed for their spam. or add, or commercial. It's not fair. But the fact is: it's not unroffitable and there is a demand for it. That's all there needs to be for it to succeed in some degree.

    10: I will not eat green eggs and spam. I will not eat them in a box, I will not eat them with a fox.
    I will not eat them by a brook, I wont eat them off of a kindle nook.
    I will not eat green eggs and spam.

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    As annoying as spam is, the bottom line is it works on some level and it's why it's never going anywhere unfortunately.

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    Lisa, you are right. Spam works, but I have an idea about the whole Google Plus change momentum that is gaining traction in the internet.

    See If spam makes money then what's wrong with it making money? It's like if a celebrity has hate, it's still attention.

    All that needs to happen, is Google needs to streamline spam, to make a profit off of it. If they can channel it, or control it, then it can be more effective spam, like spam made mixed with ham....

    This is just a wild guess though at Google's model I have no sites or sources, it's just a guess or idea and what can be done with it.


    Merry Christmas Lisa! Blessings from Tennessee

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    WOOF!
    I found this great PDF about spam provided by mail-chimp. It's a must read, I was educated XD

    http://mailchimp.com/resources/guide...-spam-filters/

    It's a great when it comes to answering the questions of "what is spam"

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    Hello Zachariahlogan
    I should ask you where did you find your name. In my language, this is a very difficult name to remember. But if you like it is fine.
    Thanks for the spam definition. I wished you that you put this definition when I started to use this forum. At the beginning, I had many headache and It was so stressful to participate in this forum. Even though Lisa gave the rules, it was difficult to understand but don't worry it was my fault. I should do a research before to participate in this forum. In other words to know what is a forum.
    Now, I remembered you, one day you told me that you will be my guide but at the end you suddenly disappeared. However, I understand you should be a very busy young guy.
    Thanks again,
    rosmargari

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    Hello Zachariahlogan,
    I forgot to ask you if it is possible to summary those rules? to write them and using an easy English words and grammar.
    Thanks

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    Hi Rosmargari, Yes it is true. I own two companies. I spend most of my days on the phone and working to get customers.

    I'm a serial entrapaneur by trade but websites are more of intense hobby for me. I also use my talents in this field to benefit my companies and it has very nicely.

    Though my activity in this forum is limited from time to time I am readily available to be of service (free of charge) through email, I have sent you a message containing this information.

    But spam can be summed up in a few sentances.

    It is un-allowed or inappropiate advertisement/promotion of a content or product.

    Apparently there are actually international laws fighting against this.
    The most commen spam by volume is email and comments. The reason it is so popular is because it can be achieved with a few massive lines of code.

    The advese affects of spam more aggressive than I had originally thought. If you spam (not little forum spam; i'm speaking of aggressive campaigns run by codes and or bots)

    Than you can get your IP address blacklisted, or worse, if you are spamming through a third party like a free email address, or perhaps an e-card company and you get their IP address blacklisted they have grounds to sue you on malicious activity.

    Also my first name is Hebrew.
    Zechariah

    My last name is Irish.

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    Of particular interest to many would be a definition that Google applies to spam.... where would we locate such a definition?

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    Hello Zachariahlogan,

    Thanks for answer my thread. Now, I have a more clear definition about spam. it took me a lot of stress to understand this.

    Happy New Year!
    rosmargari



    Quote Originally Posted by zachariahlogan View Post
    Hi Rosmargari, Yes it is true. I own two companies. I spend most of my days on the phone and working to get customers.

    I'm a serial entrapaneur by trade but websites are more of intense hobby for me. I also use my talents in this field to benefit my companies and it has very nicely.


    Though my activity in this forum is limited from time to time I am readily available to be of service (free of charge) through email, I have sent you a message containing this information.

    But spam can be summed up in a few sentances.

    It is un-allowed or inappropiate advertisement/promotion of a content or product.

    Apparently there are actually international laws fighting against this.
    The most commen spam by volume is email and comments. The reason it is so popular is because it can be achieved with a few massive lines of code.

    The advese affects of spam more aggressive than I had originally thought. If you spam (not little forum spam; i'm speaking of aggressive campaigns run by codes and or bots)

    Than you can get your IP address blacklisted, or worse, if you are spamming through a third party like a free email address, or perhaps an e-card company and you get their IP address blacklisted they have grounds to sue you on malicious activity.

    Also my first name is Hebrew.
    Zechariah

    My last name is Irish.

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    Spam exists because spam works...churn and burn websites use spam typically.
    I'm a web desinger that can help you create a beautiful website.
    I''m also on TWITTER where I share helpful links and ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidIsMyName View Post
    Spam exists because spam works...churn and burn websites use spam typically.
    Churn and burn? I'm not familiar with the term. What is a churn and burn website?

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    I will answer your questions with only two points ...

    If there were no spam on the web, the internet will be a great place to browse. More competition = Better products and better content.
    Now, if the web had twice as much spam ... well just wave bye bye to it and eventually people will have better things to do then read an article that was created for AdSense, or build a website to get to the first position on all search engines for all keywords. That is spam.

    Spam is not just in marketing (SEO), people are building websites for the wrong reasons, and you know the beauty of life is that a persons intentions is shown in his work, he can't hide from the truth. Therefore, people who create a website for AdSense, or search engines, their work (website) is pretty obvious. And their work doesn't help them or people, why because they could spend their time wisely and instead of creating something that will take a lot of time but won't get any great results

    like the people who build 10 websites or even 50 with content that no one is interested in and is basic. While others, create this one great website, where they work hard to solve peoples problems or to be of great service. these people will have a great return on their website. And they will have fun building it.
    Be the change you want to see in the world

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