Archive for the 'Spamblogs' Category

Kailash Nadh, Splogspot.com and Antisplog.net

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Kailash Nadh is probably someone we’ll hear from more.
He’s 18, and author of the BoastMachine, a php/Mysql Blogging engine. The Boast machine is, though maybe a bit less sophisticated than WordPress, very nice and easy to install. It takes some ideas from bulletin boards: threaded comments, BBcode. Other projects of his are a news aggregator and a Pingoat, a Ping-o-matic clone. (more…)

Google experiments with “Remove Result” in personalised search

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Google’s response to requests to block unwanted sites (the discussion on tagging spam blogs as an example). Full post at Google engineer Matt Cutts blog, but this is a summary: (more…)

Hunting spamblogs continued: splogs and splogreporter

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

“Spamblog” got rebranded as . Mark Cuban (from IceRocket, a worthy competitor for Technorati) suggested email-verification. “Somewhat Frank” came up with SplogReporter.com, a centralised public blacklist of spamblogs, similar to my (failed) suggestion of tagging spamblogs using services like furl or del.icio.us. I still don’t think it will work however. (more…)

Hunting spamblogs

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Several people have been complaining about Spamblogs and suggesting remedies:

It’s probably search engines that hold the key here. (more…)

Spamblogs in Action

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

While browsing through some recent greasemonkey blog buzz I came across this Dutch-language post on a blog (moretheterrier.co.uk / giftbasket/) that seemed to be entirely in English further on. Its content had been grabbed from (the Feedburner RSS feed containing) the original posting at Hans Mestrum’s weblog. (more…)

Spamblogs

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Social Software is, by its open nature, “stuff that gets spammed” according to Clay Shirky, who coined the term.

Blogs are no exception. Comment spam, is one of the results of the automated scripts spammers use to target standardized blog software. Entire machine-generated blogs, “Spamblogs” are another. (more…)