Spammers Assaulting Video Sites

You know a medium has arrived when the spammers come calling. So it is with user-submitted video portals, where spammy clips have turned up with growing frequency, WSJ has observed.

But spamming search, including video search, is a much tougher prospect than spamming individuals via direct channels. That’s why the real marketing abuse on MySpace has happened via the site’s messaging system (versus fake profiles) and why YouTube lovers should watch the site’s community and sharing features more than the video uploads discussed in this story for signs of dangerous contamination.

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