Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Blog Spam

I spend a few minutes every day on spam.  It's like having to sweep the same corner of the living-room every day, for some weird reason.

And now I'm getting curious about the spam industry.  For example, I didn't use to get much spam until this last spring.  Now it's continuous, even though Disqus' spam program catches most of it so you never see it.

But what fascinates me right now is where the spam goes.  On this blog it goes to the post about "Get Lucky at 35,000 Feet."  Why the spammers pick older posts is obvious.  But why certain older posts?

I get that the work posting spam is poorly paid and I'm not yelling at the people doing it.  But perhaps something could be done about the algorithms which make spam profitable for firms.