July 02, 2012

Anonymous was a monetarist

I traded e-mails today with Dr. Kapital today.  He actually is working on setting up his Twitter feed, and I suspect will be successful in the long term.

But to get a Twitter Feed you need an e-mail.  And to get an e-mail address, increasingly, you need to supply a working cell phone number or other personal information.  Last spring we learned that Microsoft's was one of the few remaining no-questions-asked e-mail services.  But now you need a Windows Live ID, which requires that you share a certain amount of personal detail.  And Lycos, one of the stalwarts of dodgy e-mail back in the day (a fact Latouche took relentless advantage of), now will only issue you a password via a text to your cellphone.

Hmm...maybe Facebook?

5 Comments:

Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Tell him to try harder. I set up a Yahoo email account with all phony 'personal information' in less than 5 minutes.

July 3, 2012 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Er... I mean: I have established anonymous email credentials which I will sell to you for 5000 euros.

July 3, 2012 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Oh, looks like it worked. Awesome!

July 3, 2012 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

Awesome - my experience has been that it's the most desperate company that allows it...forgot about Yahoo, thought they were dead etc.

July 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

DrK does not accept Euros, btw. Swiss Francs or gold will be fine.

July 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM  

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