I hate spammers. I really do. I flipped the switch on trackbacks just now because it was just getting ridiculous in terms of the texasholdem crud that was showing up. Too bad, ’cause the idea is a great one. But I’ve been tracking references to this site via RSS feeds and Technorati already, and I’d say 95% of what turns up here turns up there. Without the spam, of course.
More disconcerting is that when I went to Flickr the other day, an extremely naked woman appeared in my “Photos From My Contacts” stream. Turns out it was spam. Flickr spam. Not good.
Tom Hoffman says
Remember what I was saying about flickr4school?
Arnold Kriegbaum says
Moderated sets of photos on Flickr is safer. Hey, it isn’t going to be as pristine as a textbook, but something like flickr won’t be nearly as boring either. A balance can be reached between full use of tags and complete abandonment of the whole idea.
I see the learning of how to manage information in this area as a skill to be learned by teachers and students, and most of all ADMINISTRATORS and parents. While objectionable, one negative picture should not bankrupt the whole idea. Many people have had accidents, but most didn’t sell their car and start walking everywhere. Many people have gotten a computer virus, but most didn’t revert to paper and pencil. The benefits still outway the hazard.
However, it is irritating that some people just don’t see life at all and abuse communities like this.