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 > Send from iPhone > > 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) > -- Internets. Serious business.