Update: Thanks, Blogger, for eating everyone's comments from the past 2 days. I'm more popular than i appear... really.
Is anyone else getting some weird followers lately?
And no, I don’t mean our USUAL oddballs like EARL…
I’m talking about getting followers who come and go, every few days.
For the past 3 weeks or so, I keep getting new followers, and they stick around for a few days, then just as quickly, they are gone like the wind.
The most frequent of these guys is someone named “Joe”.
Why Hello! In fact, look who just showed up again as I was typing this, following me again … It’s my old pal, Joe! (If, in fact, he IS still there by the time you all read this. He could be gone again by then. But he’s following me right NOW.. I swear!)
I’m not sure what the Hell is going on. I guess it’s a bot of some kind, but I just don’t understand it. What the Hell does Joe-Bot get out of sporadically following me? If you bring up his profile, it’s not like he’s promoting anything, like Asian Midget Porn or barrels full of Viagra (And I think I just sent Google’s search engine into hyper drive with THAT sentence!). In fact, if you click his profile, it just shows that he’s following ONLY ME. I just don’t get it.
And while we’re on the topic of bots and Spam, can someone please explain to me the purpose of actually doing it?
I mean, when I get a comment that just says “Visit www.randompornsite.com!!!”, I GET that. I understand that some sleazo out there is trying to drum up business for his shitty site. At least THAT makes sense.
But for every one of THOSE types of comments I receive, I JUST as often get a spam comment on the order of “Hi! Very informative site sir! Thanks for sharing!”
What the hell does THAT accomplish? Every few days I’ll get that, or something similar, on dozens of old posts. It’s clearly some automated thing that does it, but to what end? Nothing is being promoted. What the hell do they get out of that?
There has to be a reason that people write programs that do that, and it HAS to be something besides just “Pissing me off”.
Seriously, if anyone out there knows what spammers get out of leaving those comments, I’m all ears….
… and rock hard, sculpted abs.
Update: Annnnnd, he's gone again. Fucker.
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