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The Anatomy of “Contact” Spam

I recognize the irony of posting the content of this message that I received through my “Contact” page since I am giving it more eyeballs.

Posting information on a blog requires a few critical media literacy skills, especially on what you decide to post and why you post it.  I’m not interested in being someones marketing tool.

Spam Contact Email

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  1. November 28th, 2007 | 9:52 pm

    I’ve long been a fan of Wetpaint– from even before it was beta! However, this week they lost my admiration. They are mis-reading COPPA and are throwing off one of our fifth grade teacher’s sites because his students are under 13. We have parent permission slips– we can send the slips to them if they want. We are using parent’s login (email and user name) but still they will not allow the wiki to remain. We even sent them the relevant parts of the COPPA document to show that we are within its guidelines but Wetpaint is unswayed. Interesting that they are promoting themselves as so education friendly and then doing this.

    Be very clear; they have no issue with the content of the wiki, only the age of the participants.

    So, elementary teachers stay clear of Wetpaint!! It is yet another part of the web that won’t let our students in.
    (Thanks for blogging about this! I was going to put it on my blog, but it will be seen by far more people here.)

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