Thursday, September 28, 2006

Are blog comments really a measure of popularity?

Nick Farrell writing at The Enquirer reports on an Australian blogger who discovered that spam is the best way to make friends and influence people.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Wardle forgot to switch on a comment verification system and has had his feedback section flooded with spam. Most of his recent posts have had about 1200 and 1600 comments each. Most of them were nonsensical spam messages.

On the bonus side, because BigBlog calculates popularity of a bog on the amount of comments it gets, Wardle is considered extremely popular.