inessential by Brent Simmons

RSS, Spam and Spyware II

Nick Bradbury: “A few month ago I wrote about the threat that RSS, spam and spyware pose to RSS, and stated my concern that this threat was being ignored by much of the RSS community. So I’m glad to see that more people are talking about this problem...”

Dang it.

Update 4:07 p.m.: I could say a little more, it occurs to me.

These issues are hugely important, and I’m glad to see people talking and working on the problem. My biggest concern is with the issue of enclosures-as-vector (which is why it took so long before we added this feature)—but other issues such as search engine spam are very important too.