People Becoming Resigned To Spam
from the broken-wills dept
Some new studies about spam suggest that there’s a bit of anti-spam backlash going on. First, fewer people now say spam is “very annoying”. The folks behind the study say that this suggests people are (a) using better tools to fight spam and (b) becoming resigned to the idea that spam is just a fact of life, like bad traffic. Still, more people are hoping that spam is declared illegal. In another study, a company found that the media has been overhyping (what a surprise) the amount of spam that is pornographic. The media often puts the number at 60 to 80%, when the actual number is closer to 20%.