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December 17, 2006

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Alexandra

I've noticed this trend too when I look in my Akismet Spam folder, and stop to read the headlines before deleting, just for the giggle alone. Thankfully, it's still all getting shoved in the Spam folder, for now.

KG

Hi Alexandra — At least we're getting a giggle, right? Glad your Akismet is doing its job so efficiently.

Even though spam is a bit more witty, I'm still not buying any of those watches or penny stocks. I wonder if the spammers realize this!

S William Shaw

I have been getting a boat load of spam with links to Google lately. What's the deal with that?

KG

Steve — That's a good question — I have no idea. Anyone?

KG

Steve — I have a theory on the Google links spam. Perhaps Google is trying to get in on the "spametry" thing at the ground floor? Perhaps spam poetry is a trend picking up speed.

Didn't Google's stock price just go up? ;)

Uisce

If poetry is just "writing without rules" then since the spametry is just as rule-free as the English of the non-English-speakers who wrote the software to compose the spametry, the spametry itself is poetry. And whew, I'm out of breath! :)

KG

Uisce — you make an interesting point. Some of the spametry I've read certainly looks, sounds and reads like poetry.

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