Social bookmarking spam
January 8, 2005 10:45 AM Subscribe
Is it just a matter of time until spammers usurp the del.icio.us popular
page? Or does social bookmarking by nature provide some kind of defense?
posted by deshead to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Seems to me it'd be easy for a spammer to sign up multiple accounts, and have them all bookmark a page (or many pages, even.) If it works for one spammer, the rest'll line up like cattle.
There's a (maybe NSFW) example here
, though the spammer actually played nice by using relevant tags. What happens if they start en masse tagging the same kind of site as "rss" or "photography"?