Friday, February 4, 2005 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

1000 American Adults Asked About Spam...and No Mention of Monty Python?

A new study out from scholars at the University of Maryland business school suggest that Internet users lose more than $21 billion a year to spam and the time it takes to delete the unwanted commercial solicitations.

AP has the story. What boggles me is not the big number -- which is simply a signal for better filtering software -- but that of the 1000 adults surveyed, 14 percent read the solicitations to see what they say. The Vikings would be proud.

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