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Thinly Veiled Spam

So JetBlue emails me today saying "We're Giving Away up to 800 Roundtrip Flights!". Ok, cool. I login using my TrueBlue account and it asks for my information, alright, but then it requires I give them names and email addresses of seven friends to "win with me". They just wanted to expand their spam list and instead try to make it seem like an awesome content. So lame.

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groundup
Feb. 12th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
so, did you signup? more importantly, did you drop my email in their fields?
daveman692
Feb. 12th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Nope, I stopped and wrote this blog post.
ext_49628
Feb. 12th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
This is why email sucks
Spam is why email sucks, and this is a good example why email-based identifiers need to be replaced with url-based ids. If you give someone an an OpenID, they can't spam you unless you let them. Likewise, your friends who only have your OpenID can't sign you up for spam.

Now if we can move to an url-based messaging system with OAuth permissioning (That just forwards your messages to your email address or phone), then we finally get rid of email altogether.

(Anonymous)
Feb. 12th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thinly Veiled Spam
Sounds like a great promo- dude where can I can sign up!
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