Monday, July 5, 2010

Spam in online communities at SXSW

If you are interested in the SXSW Festival and its conferences, then you might want to look into this one:

Spam, Trolls, Stalkers: The Pandora's Box of Community

Room 17AB
Tuesday, March 15th
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

One of the most powerful gifts of the Internet is the ease with which people from all over the world can come together and create a virtual community. Sites that facilitate community-from Slashdot and Metafilter to the single-author blog with comments enabled-do so first by making communication easy. Unfortunately, this also opens the gates to undesirable parasites who, at best, do not care about your creation or, at worst, want to destroy it. Must all good things come to an end due to the network effect and the shadow of anonymity? This panel discusses all of the things that exposure and user-submitted content might bring and how to mitigate its effect on your site's health and growth.

Jay Allen Prod Mgr of Movable Type Six Apart
Elizabeth Lawley Professor RIT
Cameron Barrett BlogLabs Inc
Jason Kottke Writer/Editor
Steven Champeon CTO

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