because degenerate spammers will buy lists of email addresses to market
their crappy products.

On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 15:41, Allan Zhang <all...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Why email addresses equal money? I really can not see the value
>
> -
> Thanks
> Allan Zhang
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>
> On Aug 22, 2009, at 2:25 PM, Dossy Shiobara <do...@panoptic.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > On 8/22/09 10:47 AM, Andrew Badera wrote:
> >> Hopefully most of us use Spam Poison and/or CAPTCHAs to conceal or
> >> obscure contact addresses on our site :)
> >
> > Of the ~10M or so Twitter accounts, even if I could get 10% or 1M
> > accounts associated back to valid email addresses, that's like
> > printing your own money.  Hell, even at 0.5% or 500K users/emails,
> > that would be enough revenue to fund the hardware and development of
> > a crawler and index farm.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Dossy Shiobara              | do...@panoptic.com | http://dossy.org/
> > Panoptic Computer Network   | http://panoptic.com/
> >  "He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
> >    folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)
>



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