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  • ISBN: 9780262018876 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 026201887X (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780262313933 (electronic bk.)
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    xxiii, 270 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2013]

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Subject: Spam (Electronic mail) History

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Spam : A Shadow History of the Internet
Spam : A Shadow History of the Internet
by Brunton, Finn
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Spam : A Shadow History of the Internet

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: The Shadow History of the Internetp. xiii
    Prelude: The Global Spam Machinep. xiii
    The Technological Drama of Spam, Community, and Attentionp. xvi
    The Three Epochs of Spamp. xxii
1Ready for Next Message: 1971-1994p. 1
    Spam and the Invention of Online Communityp. 1
        Galapagosp. 1
        The Supercommunity and the Reactive Publicp. 5
        Royalists, Anarchists, Parliamentarians, Technolibertariansp. 11
    The Wizardsp. 17
        In the Clean Room: Trust and Protocolsp. 19
        Interrupting the Polyloguep. 29
    The Charivarip. 34
        Complex Primitives: The Usenet Community, Spam, and Newbiesp. 34
        Shaming and Flaming: Antispam, Vigilantism, and the Charivarip. 43
        For Free Information Via Emailp. 48
    The Year September Never Ended: Framing Spam's Adventp. 48
        This Vulnerable Medium: The Green Card Lotteryp. 53
2Make Money Fast: 1995-2003p. 63
    Introduction: The First Ten Movesp. 63
    The Entrepreneursp. 67
        Let's Get Brutal: Premier Services and the Infrastructure of Spamp. 71
    Building Antispamp. 81
        The Cancelbot Warsp. 81
        Spam and Its Metaphorsp. 86
        The Charivari in Power: Nanaep. 93
    You Know the Situation in Africa: Nigeria and 419p. 101
    The Art of Misdirectionp. 110
        Robot-Readabilityp. 110
        The Coevolution of Search and Spamp. 113
3The Victim Cloud: 2003-20 10p. 125
    Filtering: Scientists and Hackersp. 125
        Making Spam Scientific, Part Ip. 125
        Making Spam Hackablep. 133
    Poisoning: The Reinvention of Spamp. 143
        Inventing Litspamp. 143
        The New Suckersp. 152
    "New Twist in Affect": Splogging, Content Farms, and Social Spamp. 155
        The Popular Votep. 155
        The Quantified Audiencep. 161
        In Your Own Words: Spamming and Human-Machine Collaborationsp. 166
    The Botnetsp. 171
        The Marketplacep. 175
        Inside the Library of Babel: The Storm Wormp. 180
        Surveying Storm: Making Spam Scientific, Part IIp. 184
        The Overload: Militarizing Spamp. 187
        Criminal Infrastructurep. 192
Conclusionp. 199
    The Use of Information Technology Infrastructure ...p. 199
    ... To Exploit Existing Aggregation of Human Attentionp. 201
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 255
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