Chain Letters, Everything Old Is New Again

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I am watching an episode of “The Andy Griffith Show” and Deputy Barney Fife is having a dilemma over a chain letter. People are giving him grief over sending it so it won’t be bad luck. Chain letters still exist in a new form known as spam email. It’s a reminder that old school evolves into new school all the time. I for one have never responded to a spam letter or a chain letter for that matter. Superstitions can get the best of us when it comes to chain letters and spam. However we can be smart about it.

Tumblr Spam

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I think the folks at Tumblr need to go after spam sites…really they are a nuisance and are a waste of server space and bandwidth. We all hate these sites that are nothing but dodgy marketing schemes. Just saying.

Spam on Tumblr and Elsewhere

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Yes friends Tumblr is not immune to spam…I am not talking about the canned meat you get at the store. Spam sites are kind of a nuisance where they will follow you and all you see on there is a bunch of re-blogs and ads on the top margin, sidebar and bottom margin. What I do is block them. I want people who are actually blogging to follow me and I want to follow people who have something to say.

Spam is a universal problem of the Internet which needs to be stopped. E-mail spam is still an issue and most providers have installed great filtering technology so we have meaningful communications in our in-boxes. These messages can lead to sites that can do damage to your computers or other devices. Its also like a fly that you want to swat.