I want an Email and a social network that pays me!

I have evil friends and family; they throw spam my way like if it would be human faeces at a Pokémon tournament. It’s too the point that I am now afraid to log on Facebook or open my email.

A couple of years ago some greedy company (most likely Microsoft) had the idea of charging 1 cent per email too lower spam. They never implemented the concept because everyone would have left Hotmail basically.

I have to admit, paying to send email would suck, but it would suck a lot less if half of the money paid would go to the receiver of the message.

Think about it, no more stupid messages from Zynga or EA, no more chain letters or not so funny @card. The people who always push the stupid “share with friends” button would have to show some restraint or pay up the friends and family they advertise too.

But let’s face it all this is only a beautiful dream and will never happen, the internet will continue to be ever more annoying.

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Posted by SmilingPig

I have evil friends and family; they throw spam my way like if it would be human faeces at a Pokémon tournament. It’s too the point that I am now afraid to log on Facebook or open my email.

A couple of years ago some greedy company (most likely Microsoft) had the idea of charging 1 cent per email too lower spam. They never implemented the concept because everyone would have left Hotmail basically.

I have to admit, paying to send email would suck, but it would suck a lot less if half of the money paid would go to the receiver of the message.

Think about it, no more stupid messages from Zynga or EA, no more chain letters or not so funny @card. The people who always push the stupid “share with friends” button would have to show some restraint or pay up the friends and family they advertise too.

But let’s face it all this is only a beautiful dream and will never happen, the internet will continue to be ever more annoying.

Posted by The_Laughing_Man

I just hit the spam button. 

Posted by Napalm

Actually... as long as you only sign up with your email to legit sites, and don't spam it out every chance you get, you probably won't get a lot of spam or fraudulent email. I have three email accounts I use now that are all one-hundred percent spam free, because I use them strictly with networking and legit purchasing sites. Hell, I get more spam phone calls and text messages than I do actual e-mail spam.

I hope that in 2012, people have smartened up enough and don't input their email at every place that asks for it.

Posted by TruthTellah

@SmilingPig: So... why are you friends with those people?

I mean, if you have to be friends with them on Facebook, you can also just set to never see anything they ever post. So, they'll still see you as a friend on there, but you'll never have to deal with their stupid or offensive posts. And you can set to not get e-mail updates on posts, preventing a torrent of Facebook spam to your inbox. If you are really that bothered by them, there are options.

Posted by kindone

I am extremely frugal when it comes to handing out my e-mail. I have two, one for gaming and nonsense, and the other for important stuff like banking, work, and etc. I don't have spam.

Posted by Aetheldod

Just do what I do .... shake yer fist in front of their faces saying "Email is ONLY for important comunication , keep your fuckin spam/chain/jokes e mail to yourselves" , has worked so far :3