Mobile Spam

Creeping in?

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

April 14, 2008

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Mobile Spam

1:50 PM -- I woke up at 4:30 a.m. this morning to a urgent pinging from my cellphone. Wondering what kind of crazy story might have broken in the night, I staggered around in the dark, trod on the cat, and finally found my metallic tormentor and shut it up.

Only it turns out that there wasn't a big story, merely a dumb spam message promoting a crappy stock. This seems to be happening more frequently lately. A couple of years ago I'd get SMS spam once in a blue moon; now it is probably up to twice a month. It's still nothing to worry about, but I'm even less keen on having my phone inbox crammed with spam than I am my laptop.

Anyhow, I'm curious if readers have noticed a small but steady increase in mobile spam as well. I can't tell yet if it's a trend or just my luck.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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