Finding Sanity in a Spammy World

During the past week I have received 6,329 comments to this blog.  Now that’s reader engagement!

Yet, even a cursory review of these missives reveals they are the diabolical result of spam bots.  These bits of code prowl the Web with the sole intent of squirreling away traffic from legitimate content creators to a soup of offshore gambling, drug and adult themed sites.

So…with a few minutes of downtime on the day before Thanksgiving I decided to glance at these comments to see if I could find a semblance of sanity in this spammy world.  As it turns out, the junk easily segments into a couple of categories.  (Note:  I have removed all Web links from the comments.)

Category 1:  Legitimate companies employing desperate measures

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging marketplaces contains leadership in Indian enterprise data products, leadership in global worldwide voice, and strategic investments in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Minimal) and Nepal (United Telecom Limited).

Category 2:  Faux compliments with ego appeal

I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme? Fantastic work!

You are actually a good webmaster. The web site loading pace is incredible. It kind of feels that you’re doing any unique trick. Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve performed a magnificent process on this matter!

Category 3:  Nonsensical and irrelevant

But Liverpool’s squad are evidently savoring them selves at Melwood and therefore are all possessing a go when described as up for the workforce.

Reflecting on his new function, Mr. Tusar says: “Sourcing liquidity in today’s marketplaces demands a deep comprehension of both equally market framework and technologies. Consumers need to have associates who’re with the forefront of market place trends and who even have the scale and complex prowess to deliver wise, reliable methods. KCG can be described as new type of monetary companies organization expressly created to respond to this increasing demand in the monetary products and services sector.”

 

Bloggers are overrun by spam bots (Visual source: Stepforth.com).

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