Posts Tagged ‘spam’

East West Link and spam blogs

A few weeks ago in my Twitter feed I found somebody taking the piss of an news article, which described the proposed East West Link freeway as “replenish seductiveness”. Even the most simple minded freeway advocate would never write something so nonsensical, so I dug deeper into the linked article.

East West Link will "replenish seductiveness"

A tale of mistargeted Facebook advertising

The other day I was scrolling down my Facebook news feed, when I came across a “Suggested Post” for the ‘Village Sounds’ over 28s night at the Village Green Hotel. So how the hell did it get there?

A mistargeted Facebook advertisement

Who’s behind WordPress comment spam?

I’ve discussed comment spamming previously – automatically generated comments that are posted to blogs in an attempt to game the Google search rankings. Now meet the person responsible for it.

Biggest douchebag in the Wordpress community?

How many Facebook apps do you block?

If you use Facebook you will know it is full of annoyances: one of them is all of the spam that apps place onto you news feed. The quickest solution is to hide the apps – but how long will your banlist get?

South Pacific Health Clubs are corporate litterbugs

Two weeks ago I noticed the following advertising junk for “South Pacific Health Clubs” while on my way to work in the Melbourne CBD. As I continued on, this isolated sticker had turned into an orange brick road of sorts.

South Pacific Health Clubs spamming the real world