Spammy tactics

I am amused by spam. But I am not amused at spammers. Recently these two “young women” followed me — and they had very similar tweets, which immediately flagged the fact that they were not real people. My question is this: do any women Twitter users who are reading this get spammy “female” followers like this? … 

Spam art

This glorious symmetrical juxtaposition of spam subjects was too good to ignore. I never open these messages, but I do check my spam folders on occasion — inevitably, there is a real email in there from a real friend that I would regret not reading. (But no one I know ever writes about things shown … 

Unclaimed $100

(Yes, I know you’re wondering, has Paul gotten into spam? No, I haven’t.) During my last year of college, I made a bet with my roommate. It was a significant bet. It was perhaps the only real financial bet I’ve ever made (in the strict definition of betting). I bet him $100 that ten years … 

Who responds?

These lovely names are the supposed senders of spam that appeared recently in my gmail spam folder. They have these characteristics: — They are not normal spellings of English names. — They are all female. — Often the last name is a first name. What does this tell me about spam? — Those who respond are usually …