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An end to spam?

August 21st, 2005 · Posted by Skuds in Technology · No Comments · Technology

Spam is with us, and doesn’t look like going away any day soon, but as this article on Slashdot discusses, one aspect of it might start to diminish, and that is spam blogs or “splogs”.

It seems that Blogger is one of the most affected providers, and one of the biggest culprits, and they are taking some steps to prevent automated spam by adding keyword verification on comments and giving a facility to flag blogs which are nothing but advert farms.

Of course it is not out of altruism. All this spamming affect search engine results – thats what it is designed to do – and Blogger is run by Google whose search engine results are getting skewed, but if it stops me getting comments that are just links to a hypnotherapy site I’ll be happy.

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