Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

There is no greater insult in the Metaverse than to call someone a spammer. SPAM -- even the word sounds ugly: "SSSS-PAM." It conjures up visions of pink fleshy things coated in gelatin. Yet, spam afflicts us all in every useful communication channel.When e-mail was the province of academics and computer geeks who knew Unix, e-mail spam was an unknown phenomenon. Within minutes of e-mail becoming a widespread communication tool, however, spammers entered the picture.Same with Twitter, same with Facebook, same with whatever comes next. I suspect that the third smoke signal message ever sent was probably something about mail-order Viagra.There is, however, a time for spam. Yes, that's right. Let me say that one more time: There is a time for spam. Jason Steele, vice pr...