Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Blog Spam

Over the weekend, Blogspot was hit with a splogbomb (spam blog bomb) which automatically generated hundreds of "fake" blogs with popular keywords so that those blogs would be listed highest on blog search engines. It sounds all very confusing but Mark Cuban, investor in one such blog search engine, is pissed.

I can't say that I am surprised this kind of thing happened because spam seems to be an inevitable part of everything internet related these days. Spam is to the internet what autodialers were to telemarketers. I mean the day that I started to see spam comments in my blog, I knew that it was only a matter of time before a major blog hijacking attempt was made. I only wish Google had been more prepared to handle it.

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