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October 27, 2003

flyblogging = Blogspam

Spam Rapidly Increasing In Weblog Comments notes that BBC News has a nice article discussing 'flyblogging', the phenomenon of spammers leaving advertising-related posts on personal weblogs. And there are some comments on tools. Interestingly enough, Live Journal has built in antispam tools. You can set your journal so that only users with accounts can comment. Too much trouble for spammers. And of course this LJ facility also means that you know who is reading/commenting, and you can read them back, easily enough. I've had to turn off some of the comments functions on my MT because of the spamm... did it last month."

Posted by jason at October 27, 2003 01:29 PM