Monday, November 15, 2010

Birthday Spam

The folks at Victoria's Secret to wish a happy birthday to one of their angels, Lily, this afternoon on their Facebook page. Within 10 minutes of that being posted, there were more than 2,000 comments on that post.

Spam Isn't For Birthdays
Of those comments, a couple hundred were spammers of one variety or another. Each of them was hoping that people would visit this one completely unrelated link or another to see video of a man killing his wife, a report on why one should never drink soda again, or something else. All of them largely a ruse to drive lots of traffic to a spam centric web site.

Welcome to the 21st century, ladies and gentlemen. The spam robots have even taken over the birthdays of beautiful, scantily dressed women. Is there nothing sacred in this world anymore?

Anyway, in the event she ever finds this blog: Happy birthday, Lily. I hope you got presents better than spam today.

4 comments:

The Words Crafter said...

Awww, how chivalrous of you to try and protect beautiful scantily dressed women from creepy crappy spammers!

Seriously, though, I've had a couple show up on my blog and I've seen them on others. I just don't get it.

You would have made and interesting knight....

FrankNemecek said...

You may now call me Sir Frank, Protector of Ladies and Their Knickers. LOL!!!

The Words Crafter said...

OMG, that's FUNNY! I don't know about you protecting their knickers, though. I think more often than not, they would simply disappear!

FrankNemecek said...

Well, that's HOW I protect them. I keep them in safe storage, you see.