Quechup with the Latest Spam Scam

I've received dozens of invites in the last week to join Quechup. It is really a problem when companies harvest your e-mail and send out messages without asking your permission. There should be ethics here and it is a growing problem.

It took an e-mail from Lucy Gray to point out the great post by Wesley Fryer on this spam scam.

Warn your friends (but not over e-mail please unless you inadvertently sent an invitation.)

And remember, we need to increasingly protect ourselves and our information from those who do not have the ethics to do that as a company. They may profit in the short term but they are just nailing up their coffin in the long run.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Matthew K. Tabor September 14, 2007 - 4:58 am

Thanks for the tip. I’ve heard a few things re: Quechup along these lines including the post on Fryer’s blog. I’m shocked when sites or companies do things like this – it’s obvious that the backlash will be rough. It says a lot about their commitment to delivering long-term value to users.

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