What happened to comment spam? The usual adverts for Viagra and Vicodin are being blocked by anti-spam software and so robots that send out spam are trying another tactic. They're now leaving gloomy, grumbling statements that have nothing to do with the product they're spamming about. They range from specific gripes about the state of the world to more random melancholia...
What we don't understand is the psychology behind these messages. It's as if the spam bots tried striking up a conversation about sex and money to get us to click, but we rejected them. Are they now trying to draw us in by relating to our collective ennui instead? Or maybe spam has evolved a social conscience? Who knows?
Here are a few samples...
These link to debt reduction advice
I just don't have much to say right now, but I guess it doesn't bother me. Basically nothing seems worth thinking about. Nothing notable happening these days. Shrug. Not that it matters. My mind is like a void. I've basically been doing nothing , not that it matters. More or less nothing going on. I guess it doesn't bother me. Not much on my mind.
The school paddle is, is not an effective instrument to deal with bad students
This one links to a site about roads:
I feel like a fog, not that it matters. I've pretty much been doing
nothing , but eh. Today was a loss. I haven't gotten much done for a while.
This one links to info about loans:
I haven't been up to much today. What can I say? I can't be bothered with anything lately. I just don't have anything to say these days, but eh. I don't care.
We are killing the rainforest
animals don't belong in zoos
This one links to employment tips
The Aging Population Hurts The Economy
This links to ringtones:
There are too many, not enough handicapped parking spaces in our city
These link to art supplies:
Buyers of guns must take gun-safety courses
The quality of education is, is not lower than 15 years ago