Interview with a Comment Spammer

By Deane Barker on January 31, 2005

Interview with a link spammer: The economics will always drive spam. Until people stop buying and clicking, spam will keep coming.

For that’s what Sam does, pretty much all day long. […] he says he can earn seven-figure sums doing this. Sam is a link spammer. He’s unapologetic about it. Skilled in Perl, LWP and PHP, Sam’s first professional programming was done aged 13, when he sold some code to a gaming company.