Pete Davies: Vikings, Viagra, and Versace: a brief history of spam

5 responses on “Pete Davies: Vikings, Viagra, and Versace: a brief history of spam

  1. Martin King

    The Viking skit was my favourite part naturally, but some eye-openers here:
    – I now have a better idea how filters like Akismet operate (As a site admin I would have no idea how many others received it unless I was personally moderating on several blogs!)
    – I will certainly drop CAPTCHA after seeing that automated busting is a reality.
    – Spam by telegraph? WTF???! That’s funny!
    – Dentists and lawyers…. No comment.

    Pete mentions a 99.9% success rate (Akismet as an example, but possibly others are close to that efficiency). I have seen the filter catch more spam than a Viking trawler!

    Thanks

    mk

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  2. Ralev, Brand Designer

    1864 ?! wow :) London – the origin of spam 8-) interesting topic, 10x

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  3. thehappydrummer

    History of spam very useful to me! Basically its useless garbage made to look useful, in my opinion!

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  4. thehappydrummer

    This is my first time on WordPress.tv Looks like a good learning tool and connector to others with similar interests!

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  5. mike

    Pete: I’m just getting started with blogging & WP. Spam has been one of the down sides to this. Thank you for the very useful advice. Already I have made some of the mistakes you mention in this presentation. Oh well, live & learn.

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Published

September 7, 2011

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WordCamp San Francisco 2011 47

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Pete Davies 3

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