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July 07, 2005

Spag: It's Here

Rob Hof

A few months ago, we heard predictions that spammers would hit tags, the keywords that people are appending to links, photos, songs, and other stuff on the Web. In fact, people even came up with a name for it: spag. Now, Steve Rubel says spag has arrived. Too bad. Let's hope it can somehow be contained better than spam.

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Pardon my ignorance, but - is there anybody out there writing about the specific issue of freedom of speech as it applies to editing the internet? It seems like "spag" could theoretically be avoided if sites like Technorati had a way to screen sites that ping them. Though maybe that's an impossible task.

Posted by: kh at July 11, 2005 11:34 AM

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