Blog Spam I Don't Understand

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 5:11 AM

A couple of days ago, asisaid was hit by blog spam (something unusual for my blog, for whatever reason). Most of it was at least semi-explicit, but it also had a peculiar quality to it: none of it seemed to actually point to anything. Several of them seemed to include phone numbers, but with the wrong number of digits. When I looked in my database, the poster left neither an e-mail nor a web site in the contact information. This left me wondering: why spam a blog if you don't even link to a product or service?

Is this just the twenty first century equivalent of graffiti?

Re: Blog Spam I Don't Understand
Maybe a very badly programmed bot? I'm quite certain some of my previous troubles with link spam were produced by automation, because the links were of three types, based on the popular blog posting methods.
Posted by Ed Hurst - Jul 21, 2006 | 9:20 PM

Re: Blog Spam I Don't Understand
I don't get it either.:?:
Posted by Christopher - Jul 22, 2006 | 2:42 AM

Re: Blog Spam I Don't Understand
Ed, that could be. It did a really good job (if one can say that at all about blog spam) in general, though. Then again, I get spam-like e-mails without any useful contact information for ordering their wares as well. As Christopher said, :?:.
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jul 23, 2006 | 2:17 AM

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