I hate spammers more then MySpace so I am going to call this a good thing.
>> Wallace created 11,000 fake profiles using automated software programs
so this is how myspace adds 250k "users" a day?
Fake profiles on Myspace has long been known as a strategy for getting traffic... I'd be curious to see the stats on how many of their profiles are real people too...
Wallace: once a sociopath, always a sociopath.
I met Sanford at a seminar back in 2001, when he was trying to legitimize his "spam king" status with <snip>. I've never seen a guy dripping with that much gold.
[edited by: lawman at 9:12 pm (utc) on Mar. 27, 2007]
I have a "character" on myspace I created as a test to see how marketing could work, and it has 60k+ friends. And I barely put in any effort.
I have been approached by people who want to pay me to send bullitens for them, it's interesting. No amount worth my time yet, but interesting none the less.
Oops. Figured since the URL was since abandoned I'd get away with it. Suffice to say, Sanford claimed he was going 'legit' with a referral service that was actually pretty brilliant. I guess its no fun if you can't break the rules.
Spammers are the scum of the earth. A few thousand people in the world spoil it for everyone else.
Good old SPAMford Wallace, still a buffoon after all these years.
I won't lay into him. I like spammers in general but hate email spam.
Maybe he has a split personality only split 11000 times :-)
I hope they send him to Guantanamo for good, or, at least he should be castrated so we wouldn't be talking about second generation spammers in some few years.
85% of the emails that hit my mailbox daily are spam! :)