Thursday, January 14, 2010

Making spammers pay for your attention

Again, from Slashdot, there is a professor at Boston University who is releasing a paper discussing the details of an idea to charge spammers based for your attention. If you read a message and you feel it was a waste of time, then they have to pay you for that time. Otherwise, no fee.
Similar things have been discussed before and generally shot down - I think the very first post on that Slashdot article actually comments towards this very well (and amusingly) as well as the responses to said comment.

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