Comment Spam: At Lease Someone Loves Me

Comment Spam: At Lease Someone Loves Me

I was delighted today to notice that I have 20 comments on my blog posts! 20 comments from people all over the world. How wonderful.

I think that spam is proof that people are evil by nature. Who does that? Just once, I want to meet the actual person behind just one of the spam hacks that goes out. What does he or she look like? What does he/she do for fun?

It boggles my mind that there are people out there who actually create spam for a living… knowingly. Will students I teach grow up to someday be spammers? Is that an occupation that kids list on their “what do you want to be when you grow up” essays?

“I can’t wait to grow up to be a spammer! I will find new ways to spell V1OGREA so people can’t block it! I will discover new methods of getting people to invest in my Namibian uncle who just needs a place to store his cash for a few weeks. Free iPhons? YOU BETCHA!!!”

Seriously. This is the world we live in.

The biggest issue I have with spam is that it has to work, right? I mean, at some point in time wouldn’t these people stop wasting time and effort in sending spam if it didn’t actually accomplish something?

My guess is that spam has become a self-fulfilling technology. Human beings no longer create spam. It is spontaneously created by machines that have an axe to grind with humanity. It’s not about termination of the human race ala Terminator, but rather annoyance.

Please. Just stop.

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