Is Britney Spears Spam?
Source: MIT Media Laboratory
The authors seek to redefine spam and the role of the spam filter in the context of Social Networking Services (SNS). SNS, such as MySpace and Facebook, are increasing in popularity. They enable and encourage users to communicate with previously unknown network members on an unprecedented scale. The problem this paper address with the work is that users of these sites risk being overwhelmed with unsolicited communications not just from e-mail spammers, but also from a large pool of well intending, yet subjectively uninteresting people.