Blog Spam Hits Mainstream News

By Deane Barker on November 14, 2003

Spammers now clogging blogs, cell phones: Kalsey got quoted in this AP story about blog spam.

Three years ago, Adam Kalsey set up a Web log to share his thoughts about online business and the digital revolution. Like countless other “bloggers,” he lets his readers post comments on his entries.

Recently, his site has been getting remarks like “Thanks for the information!” and “Sounds great!” They’re not from supporters, but from people — or machines — who leave names like “Generic Viagra,” “Online Gambling” and “Free Poker” and links to unsavory sites.