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March 14, 2005

Get rich and unpopular fast

I suppose that one of these jobs that they offer you in those "get rich fast" spam mails where you "earn $$$ while surfing the Internet" is actually surfing the Internet rather specifically in search of guestbooks and entering links to porn sites into them.

And there seem to be people who are doing this on a large scale, and I'm pretty sure they're people, not automated scripts. I had to delete a number of remarkably non-machine-like entries from a more or less machine-proof guestbook lately.

And I feel kind of sad for these people because it seems such a desperate way to make money, and I'm not sure if they're really the ones who are making $$$. And I will remember in the future that MT-Blacklist has to be turned on manually for newly created weblogs.

Posted by Horst on March 14, 2005 11:42 PM to the body electric | Tell-a-friend

laura said on March 15, 2005 06:54 PM:

It seems to be a ceaseless effort to keep spam and junk out of your site. I guess the only pure method of communication is the cell phone; why advertisers haven't wended their way into cell nos. is a mystery.

dieter said on March 16, 2005 09:58 AM:

They are trying, Laura, they are trying. But I think the main reason why they are not more invasive there is because generally the reactions are so violently negative that not only the advertisers see the futility of their efforts but also the providers fear for their clients if they do not impede the proliferation of phone spam.

On mobile phones, the aardvark has a very special opinion, aniways...

mig said on March 17, 2005 08:19 AM:

"...MT-Blacklist has to be turned on manually for newly created weblogs." Thanks! I was wondering why a couple of my new blogs were still getting hit...

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