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Fighting Spam on Twitter, Any Easy Way Out?

  • November 21st, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Twitter is a wonderful site for sharing details, product offerings, status updates and what-not for a business. As an evolving medium for furthering Social Media engagement, Twitter has come of age in the past 2 years. However, with its success and gigantic popularity, it was obvious that covert spammers will eventually re-define their Twitter strategies to promote spam. And this… Read more

Between Spam and Effective Internet Marketing

  • January 4th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Any brilliant marketing genius is aware that spamming and his/her advertising methods intersect at a very narrow space and separating this distinction throughout the marketing process is vital. We’re all very familiar with spam, but is it the effort of the marketer’s work that is landing there? Spam is simply the overflowing image we get from our residence mailboxes. Spam… Read more

Who Created Spam (and How to Deal with It)

  • December 27th, 2010 by Ann Smarty
Email and social media have given a whole new meaning to JUNK. Junk is what you don’t want. There is a saying that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. If you don’t believe me watch things like Antique Roadshow. Attend stamp and comic book exchanges. Look at the second hand jewelery and clothing stores. Did you know that the… Read more

Phishing, False Login, Sweepstakes, and Other Facebook Scams

  • December 16th, 2010 by Ann Smarty
I found out the other day that my grandmother uses Facebook. I was shocked when I saw an add request from a woman who finds electric mixers to be an unneeded extravagance…I didn’t even know she owned a computer! This shows clearly the change in technology, and the usability of social networking sites. From kids to adults of all ages,… Read more

Blog Comments: Trust, Reciprocity, and Spam

  • November 30th, 2010 by Adam Schechter
A quick note about commenting on other people’s blogs. I am a novice blogger. I haven’t been writing publicly for more than three months or so now, so it (hopefully) makes sense that I am not always up on the various tricks of the trade, as it were. But one thing I am certain about is the shared level of… Read more

Spam in Real Life: Funny Spam Photo Collection

  • October 26th, 2010 by Ann Smarty
It is always funny when our web and social media phenomena enters the “offline” or “real” world. We already had a fun roundup of twitter fail whales in real life photos. Today’s follow-up is about spam in real-life. We all hate it unless it is funny! So while we can’t escape it here, let’s at leats make fun of it:… Read more

Social Spammers… Don’t Waste Your Time!

  • May 17th, 2010 by SEM Contributor
Spamming has been in evidence ever since the Internet began to mature and people realized they could reach masses of people relatively easily.  It began with email, and when that was found to no longer be effective, folks got creative. Nowadays you can find blog spam, comment spam, forum spam, Facebook spam, Twitter spam, LinkedIn spam, Spammed Ham… Oh wait…… Read more

Facebook Applications Are Fun… Until They Ruin Your Friendships

  • April 26th, 2010 by Ann Smarty
Social networking has accomplished a feat hardly possible by any other means of communication in the last century: bringing different generations, lifestyles and schools of thought together under one umbrella of technology. MySpace can still claim the historical significance of being the first major social media site. Membership is waning, however, mostly due to more sophisticated sites like Facebook, which… Read more

Twitter’s “Trending Topics” More Harm Than Good?

  • July 11th, 2009 by Ann Smarty
Twitter’s banking an awful lot on the assumed success of their search engine, largely powered by the millions of people who tweet. A large part of that mechanism is the Trending Topics list, and it’s failing. In fact, it’s possibly becoming more harm than good.… Read more