you will never receive spam because of me. can you say that to your friends?
i'm on a campaign to eliminate spam (the email kind...i love the meat version). i realize this is not possible, but if we don't try, we'll never reduce it. i've developed a habit i think is worth spreading. if i want to send something from a site to you (or anyone else), i give the site a secondary email address of mine and grab the link from it to send to your primary email. we have to be smarter than the spammers - politicians can't fix this one for us. rather than trying to figure out what sites keep your information private and which will sell your information to the devil for cheap, let's develop better habits and force sties to come up with better ways of sharing that don't lead to unsolicited email. if we all stop giving our real email addresses to websites, they'll have less incentive to spam us.
you will never receive spam because of me. that's a promise.
will we see a unified communication platform develop, including email, HTML, RSS, and IM (a cross-platform version?)?
email - for long, well-composed messages
IM - for short thoughts, questions, or comments
blogging - for non-urgent communication to a larger audience
i would like to see email and blogging become unified - you decide who can see the message through selection of individuals or tags (with tags applied to individuals). perhaps the "relationship-mapping" sites (facebook, friendster, myspace) become less relevant at that point (unless they create the more unified communication platform). i find their platforms too closed in some ways (i can't read messages on their platform alongside my email, blog subscriptions, and instant messages) and too open in other ways (i can't limit blog posts to specific groups or individuals).