We do not use any Captchas to prevent automatic blog spammers because we don’t want to penalize our readers and friends. But it is amazing to see how much crap is going into our blog every day. Hundreds of “comments” a day:
While resellers from Pfizer, Rolex, Adobe and Microsoft where the dominant spammer now new names show up:
Best Western is trying to sell their rooms
Volvo is trying to sell auto repair manuals
And numerous other products.
The top “comment” is
“This is my first visit here, but I will be back soon, because I really like the way you are writing, it is so simple and honest”
Hundreds of those primarily tracing back to India based marketing organizations. Numerous firewalls and sites blocked the number one virus producer .ro Romania simply on top level domain. India is harder because many India based call centers who migrated to spam centers use a .com domain. Yet IP tracing points most back to India. I have many good friends from India so I wonder, how can a country with so many skilled people ignore their image development from an engineering powerhouse to a global spam center?
Social media not only has an impact on organizations but even on whole nations!