It’s Kinda Like Godwin

What do the following have in common?

  • Usenet News
  • Email
  • Instant Messenger
  • Blog comments
  • Entire blogs
  • Wikis
  • Myspace Friend & Group Requests.

Yes, they’re all spam vehicles!

As a method of online communication becomes popular, the probability that it becomes a vehicle for spam approaches 1.

It hit me this week when my myspace account, which I’d reluctantly acquired and then actually started to enjoy, started spewing friends requests from young women I’ve never heard of at me (remarkably, at least two or three of these women, with different names and accounts, have posted exactly the same picture on their accounts) and group requests from things like “webcam enthusiasts.”

One more means of communication, one more source of spam.