Still waiting for mobile spam

Pundits have been saying that mobile spam was right around the corner for quite a while ago. The purported presence of it in Europe and Asia aside, I haven’t heard much else about it. Maybe that is because I am a dumb American who doesn’t know how to type on that little keypad very well. Or maybe it is because my carrier makes SMS a dime a message even if it is unsolicited harrassment from an ex. Either way, messaging hasn’t caught on, hence the coming onslaught of spam hasn’t either. And who cares – companies are already chasing solutions, so by the time it actually catches on over here, we’ll have plenty of ways to stop it (as well as plenty of new technologies to supplant short messaging altogether).

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