Speaking of tagged.com, if a hacker ever broke in there and collected email addresses and passwords, that list could be worth a lot of money to a spammer.
<i>how will it be before spammers start posing as legitimate marketing companies and start paying for live email addresses like what we see in social networking sites like Facebook? </i>
About -3.75 years until spammers start doing that.
I was thinking more along the lines of spammers creating a legitimate email marketing company as a front organization and then using the lists in their spamming operations. In other words, to the social networking site it looks like they are selling their list to someone on the up-and-up.
I thought latkins' estimate was based on the same meaning as tzink's. Otherwise the answer would be closer to -10 years.
Sheesh, apparently I've been living in a cave for not seeing this connection.
In my defense, over the past few years I've been busy fighting the spam and not researching its origins.
In addition, lest this courtyard fool give the wrong impression, I have been aware that marketing companies use dubious non-opt-out marketing tricks, technical recruiters harvest email addresses for "advertisers", companies sell lists to each other, etc, for years. So I'm not completely clueless, just moderately so.
So what do you think about the video? Do you believe it?
P.S. A U realy girl?