Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Green eggs and spam

Google, among others, has been hit recently with an upsurge of splogs — spam sites disguised as blogs.

"The problem has been around for a while, but a sudden rush of spamblogs popped up over the weekend, many of which were created using Google's Blogger site. The current theory is that spammers had written a script that would create thousands of new blogs and posts at a time."


"In the past few days, I've been inundated with an enormous amount of subscribed search spam for designated keywords. To the tune of hundreds, if not THOUSANDS, of bunk entries. Who knew 'lockergnome' and 'pirillo' would be THAT popular?! Still, I can't help but think that others are having the same headaches - and 99% of the crap coming in is directly from a single domain: blogspot.com. Google, it may have been a smart acquisition in the beginning, but y'all need to clean house in a big way. You're the tallest nail, and you're really getting pounded - and now others, who aren't even using your service, are getting pounded. Blogspot has become nothing but a crapfarm, and your brand is going to go down with it. If your motto truly is to do no evil, then you need to start putting some resources behind an effort to curb this train wreck."



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