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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A New Kind of Spam

Apparently anonymous political scuzzbags are now trolling blogs looking for minds to influence with their partisan hackery. Case in point this post of mine from a couple of weeks ago. I'm checking my mail last night and I see a comment from "Colorado Health Insurance" in my inbox. What does Health Insurance from Colorado want with me? First of all, the post was a couple of weeks ago, so how bizarre, right? Somebody was dipping in the archives, looking for something to comment on. I guess this is what the new spam looks like, now that word verification is omnipresent. People are looking up relevant blogs in the google blog search or, and then cutting-and-pasting absurd political wankery in the comments section. My question: do these spammers get paid? If so, by whom? If I were a real journalist and not just an irresponsible blogger, I might get to the bottom of this.

I'm leaving the comment up, for now. The next one, however, might get H'd. That means obliterated. Consider yourself warned.


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