When spamming someone bites you back

I am almost in shock of this post on the wired editor’s personal blog that discloses the emails that he has blocked because he got unsolicited emails pitching Press Releases for products, services, and who knows what else because he is a PR person in public lists. I have to say it was a bold move to do that and he must have had clearance from his employer to do it.

It would have worked if he just blocked them personally, but publishing the list holds this to another level. A public standard of corporate acceptability. And that has gone out the window in buzzy boom market and companies where the greed level is high and the oversight is low. I applaud him for publishing them and it is very entertaining to read through the 199 comments on the post. This brings the issue into the online conversations of a lot of people and may even influence the future actions of overzealous PR people.

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