May 27, 2004

Spam Paradise

Orkut is an online community, which has recently become very popular among different groups. It is assumed to be something more than a match making online application. Yet the most interesting rule is that, a new user can only be added by receiving an invitation from a current user of the system.

There are many concerns about the system and the fact that it is collecting much information regarding each person and his/her network of friends, and that all the data provided by the users on the system is a property of the owners of the system.

Anyways! What I want to say is that, there is a messaging system built into the software, that lets users to send messages to different [groups] of people! This is critically growing to offer a means for spamming! The questions regarding the security levels defined in the software is now more valid by adding the fact that there is no restriction on messaging and no spam filter at all. With a huge list of people classified into well-defined communities who share some specific interests!

orkut is a spammers paradise!

Posted by Shauheen at May 27, 2004 02:24 PM


Dude, simply turn it off in the settings!

Posted by: Shaahin at May 28, 2004 05:59 AM

I know pal! you can delete yourself from the world and you will no more receive any emails!! and as a result no spam! the point is how to use the system properly while avoiding spam!

Posted by: shauheen at May 28, 2004 12:07 PM