Spam Alert!

If there’s anyone out there reading my blog regularly, you might remember the one I posted in October about My First Webinar.  The first thing I want to say is that the webinar was definitely worth participating in.  The tips Mr. Media Training (Brad Phillips) gave can apply to anyone who might need to give a speech or presentation.  Not to mention the fact that I was able to participate FOR FREE!  I’m a college student with a part-time hourly job.  Who am I kidding, I barely have money for school supplies.

Anyway, since I joined that webinar in October, my emailbox has been jammed up with promotional emails about upcoming webinars, conferences, PR books, you name it!  Honestly, it’s leaving a bad taste in my mouth.

Yes, I do want to stay informed about upcoming conferences and new tools to help me in my profession, but I didn’t even sign up for these emails!  At least, not to my knowledge.  That’s the tricky part.  Anytime you participate in anything online where you are required to sign in with an email address, it’s hard to tell what that email address is going to be used for.  Maybe that’s how PR Daily got away with giving its Twitter followers free access to the webinar.  Like I said before, it was worth it, but I just didn’t realize how many emails would be attached to my commitment.

The lesson here is, beware of spam sharks.  They are lurking in the best wading pools of knowledge.

“When this photograph was first published in Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife and later in Paris Match and the Daily Mail (London) it resulted in a flurry of e-mails, phone calls and letters from around the world asking if the image was a fake. The image became the most talked about of shark photograph ever.”

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One thought on “Spam Alert!

  1. Once I got a lot of spam. It sat in my pantry for years. It expired and I threw it away. This probably doesn’t help, does it.

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