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Spam

  • By: Lori Kendall
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

Spam refers to widely transmitted, inappropriate, and unsolicited online messages. Most historical references trace the original usage to the early 1990s. The term most likely originated among users of the USENET bulletin-board system. USENET allows people to post messages in ...

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