[Techtalk] Blog spam

Elwing elwing at elwing.org
Tue Oct 12 17:44:51 EST 2004

Using the capabilities of blogs to "trackback" to other blogs.  It's a 
SOAP/RPC/XML type communication.  Most people post trackbacks to their 
blog as a comment.

So I could use my weblog (or a script) to trackback to someone's blog 
multiple times, and insert my own advertisements, and it'd show up on 
their weblog.  Basically as spam.  I've only seen this once on my 
weblog, and not terribly often anywhere else.


Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 05:05:23PM -0400, Elwing wrote:
>>I'm waiting for trackback spam - which'll get a crapload of blogging 
>>tools, since they all implement it in pretty much the same way.
> Trackback spam?

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