I’ve been thinking about social networks and social media sites.
It occurs to me that today, you get way more social SPAM from your “friends” / blogs / twitters / etc you follow, than you ever get Spam in your email Inbox.
And what can we do about this phenomena?
Edit: ivogeorgiev tells me it’s not “Spam” but “unwanted content”.
I mean what’s the difference? Email Spam is “unwanted content” as well, and they’ve figured out pretty well how to separate the wheat from the chaff on that front.
Surely there is a way to apply the same kind of Spam filtering logic to the “unwanted content” on social sites like Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter etc. For example Facebook offers some kinds of “filtering” abilities but honestly, putting things on lists, or Facebook’s tendency to “help” your Feed by boosting Posts with more “activity” (comments, likes, etc) — this does not a Social Spam Filter make.