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Fight the Spammers that Be!

November 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Misery loves company, so I’m reassured to know that I’m not the only recent victim of the uptake in spam. Matt Hurst reports that Political Streams has recently been hit with a lot of LiveJournal spam. A current look at the site shows that the problem still persists, at least for blogs:

Matt says that “minor modification to our spam filter should take care of it.” I hope so. But it’s clear that, as social media become increasing important, spammers are taking note.

p.s. For folks too young to remember the 80s, the title is a play on this Public Enemy song.

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Matthew Hurst // Nov 16, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks for the sympathy! Hopefully we don’t turn off too many users before we push out the (trivial) fix.

    One good side effect: I found your blog! Subscribed.

  • 2 Daniel Tunkelang // Nov 16, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Matt, I’m honored to have you as a reader! I suppose I owe the spammers one. In any case, good luck with the fix.

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