I mean, I see the point of blog-spam, sort of, to the extent that I see the point of spam at all – you have product, you want to sell it, in order to sell it you need to have people visiting your webpage and so you spread the url of your webpage by any means possible. It sort of makes sense.
Then we had the spate of junk comments that linked to legitimate sites, which confused me for a bit. I suppose it was done in the hope that it would confuse spam-detectors. Well, sorry to disappoint, but we don’t need to blacklist everything, you know, there is such a thing as a “delete” button, too. Anyway, after having thought about it, these attempts sort of made sense (in a twisted kind of way, but still).
But this morning I found someone calling herself (or should I say “itself”) Betsy Markum had left a comment on this entry to tell me that her (its) coworker has bought a car (I’ve okayed it, since it’s not doing any harm apart from confusing and amusing me). Why? The entry is old hat and does not mention cars. The comment does not contain any links. Does (the bing that calls itself) Betsy want me to e-mail her and say “Wow! Where do you get such cars?” or “Wow! Where do you work since you can afford to buy such cars?” (it seems a hefty price for a car, though I really have no idea of realistic car prices).
Could someone please explain?