Spam wastes an incredible amount of resources, and nobody likes it, except the spammers themselves. After all, they're making money. The endless cycle of putting up filters and such is not working; they just keep finding ways of getting past them. After all, you want to get your email, right?
What we need to do is attack the demand for spam. We can hold a "sit-in" at the sponsors' web sites! Just as with a traditional sit-in, we choose a place (ie the spam sponsor's web site), set a time when everybody should go there, and then at the appointed time, we all "go", ie repeatedly request the page.
Just as a million interested citizens inadvertently brought down the U.S. Affordable Care Act web site, we can bring a spammer client web site to a standstill, if enough of us want to, without doing the site itself any damage, nor breaking any law. Depending on the site, as few as a hundred participants can accomplish this. Each participant in the sit-in is doing just what the spammer client wants us to do: go to the site. The SitIn app from earth42, facilitates each part of this process.
SitIn provides a simple form in which to develop the information needed for a sit-in, and makes it easy to 1) store the information in your calendar, 2) share that information on social media so others will join you, and 3) do the page browsing in the background (so you don't have to look at it), for a period of time each user controls. At the touch of a button. When your time has elapsed, the app will stop and notify you with the results.
The other thing the app does is, if you click on a URL in your calendar, email, search box, etc., the system will invite you to open SitIn instead of a browser. Choose that and it will pop the URL into the right spot on the app page. You can then go straight to the sit-in by clicking the button. Be sure your desired duration is set first.
Let me reiterate that this is a legal action. Each user must voluntarily request the page in the right time frame. This is not a bot-net where you allow some master control program to use your phone or tablet to perpetrate a DDoS attack. The app makes a safe, individual http request; and then another and another, until the time is elapsed. It's power comes from thousands doing it together. The app is not required to do any of these things: it just makes it easy. Note: if your device runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, please download the other version, at http://slideme.org/application/sit-1
By putting the word out in a way that can be easily found, with a hash tag automatically prefixed to your description, anyone can encourage others to action. Then when the appointed time comes, we gather from around the world at the sit-in target and make our point. If enough spam sponsors get their web sites jam-packed with protesters, they will decide spam isn't worth it any more. That is the ultimate goal. Make spam no longer worth the spammers' trouble.
It's all about empowerment, folks!
For more details, please go to the earth42 consultants web site, at http://earth42consultants.blogspot.com/