9 May 2008 9:57 am   //   Filed under: Failure, Technology

Web question of the day

Technologies that are teetering on the brink of failure: E-mail. Craigslist. Amazon reviews. eBay. MySpace. All once held the promise of usefulness, but have been seriously hampered by spam, scams, lies, junk and noise. Wherever people are allowed to type whatever they please, corruption follows.

Two technologies seem to be immune. One, SMS text messages. Two, Facebook.

What do Facebook and the cell phone companies know that nobody else has figured out?