Have you noticed how many spam comments we are getting these days. I often can’t be bothered deleting them. It does seem to be driving bloggers and commenters away from the blog communities however.
The culprit is Google. Despite a lot of pompous talk about how their last algorithm revamp favoured relevance, quality and new content over links I find (elsewhere, I gave up on this site for traffic long ago) that I do not need to add new content to my pages now. Just having RSS feeds in there to put something irrelevant but different on pages every day, and two or three new links to my articles etc. is enough to gain decent traffic.
Somebody said last week the web is not about freeing all the information in the world and making it available to everyone, it is about enslaving us all by making so much information available nobody can find out what’s really going on. Then once we are hooked, they sell us Ugg boots, penis enlargement cream and self help books.