Spambots grow brains!
Submitted by Joshua Hesketh on Sat, 17/05/2008 - 18:14.
As you can see the messages could nearly be mistaken for a legitimate (but somewhat confused) comment. Clearly spammers are looking at the content, following links and looking at what links to my blog posts to determine (somewhat) relevant spam. Whichever method they are determining what to post, it's still quite obvious that it is spam. But it does make you wonder how long it'll be until spam and artificial intelligence is good enough to post information as realistically as humans? In my opinion, when this happens, we'll actually have useful spam. It'll be just like wikipedia, without the editors.
- What can Linux do for the Average Joe?
- Diving into GNOME Development
- The spam has since been removed.
- Disclaimer: Wikipedia's editors rock and ensure the information is accurate. No spambot could do this!
- Shock, horror!