Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Revisiting Spam and Other Curiosities

by Marsha Ward

Hmm. There's something so, um, cosmic about getting two spamming comments to a post where I complained about spammers. [they're gone now]

Although the comments were written in English--and were identical except for the links--they went to blogs written in Portuguese. One was for a book promising all kinds of surprises having to do with electricity, like cures for unsavory life styles. The other promised to help me eliminate cellulite.

I guess I could use pointers on cellulite elimination, but I'd have to struggle too hard to read them in a foreign language that is only somewhat similar to one I can read without too much trouble.

One wonders why these kinds of blogs only have one post to them. And no profile.

One also wonders why I get all the spammers who speak Portuguese. Do people google words like the names of languages to find places to spam? Did I ever mention that language here? Surely a blog like this would show up far down the list in a Google search. You'd think, huh?

Spanish. Spanish, Spanish, Spanish! Western novels. The Man from Shenandoah. Ride to Raton. There's some fodder for the search engine robots.

And how did Google become a verb?

1 comment:

Janette Rallison said...

I hate spam. I think there is a special place in the bowels of Hades for spammers.