|Spammers as Social Outcasts?|
|Written by Save the Mail!|
|Thursday, 18 February 2010 22:37|
We’re in the midst of the Winter Olympics - a time when people slip into a near state of worship, gravitating around a group of twenty-somethings in the best shape of their lives.
It’s a time where we find ourselves on the edge of our seat, watching sports we weren’t quite sure existed just two weeks ago, in awe of the human beings in front of us.
Olympic athletes are loved, and those talented enough to win medals are treated as heroes - welcomed back to their home country with a press schedule and endorsement contracts.
But if you happen to be Australian skier Dale Begg-Smith, Olympic silver medalist on the moguls, you won’t be so lucky.
Currently being called a “traitor” and “sourpuss,” fans can’t seem to move past his last occupation as spam mogul – running a company called AdsCPM that used malicious adware to deliver 20 million pop-ups a day.
I guess we can add “spammer” to the list of things that just generally anger the public. We’re going to slide it just below cheating on your wife and just above athletes on steroids.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 18 February 2010 22:46|