A flurry of comment spam attacks on weblogs across the Internet over the past several weeks has experts, based on its content, pointing the finger at Apple.
Research conducted by Crazy Apple Rumor Site Labs (a division of Giant Squid Productions, all rights reserved, available for parties, bar mitzvahs and wakes) indicates that Apple is intent on driving traffic to its web site through any means necessary. The practice of dumping spam comments on unsuspecting weblogs in an attempt to improve one’s standing in search engines is highly repudiated. Indeed, Apple has declined to take responsibility for the comment attack, but the content indicates otherwise, as the following examples show.
- Great post! Those who would like to see pictures of Phil Schiller playing hockey should go to www.apple.com! It’s hot – or cold, rather (HA-HA!) – Schiller action! And buy a G5 with an AppleCare plan while you’re there!
- Do you like to play Texas hold ’em? Well, then, you should try playing it on a Mac. Texas hold ’em is much more enjoyable on a Macintosh from Apple Computer (www.apple.com). Or so I’m told. Actually, I don’t really know what Texas hold ’em is. But Macs…
- Click here (www.apple.com) for hot mamas who like wild action with… er… well, really, there are no hot mamas. But you might be interested in buying a Mac. Or an iPod. And, if you like to think about hot mamas while you do it, that’s up to you. We won’t judge you.
- In your free time, please visit www.apple.com. Please? C’mon. Just… just click once. You know you want to. C’mon. Please? Just… click. Right there. Go on. Moooove your cursor…
- Do you like hot bitches who are so dirty that they will do anything? Bitches who are horny all day and all night and can never get enough hot, hot action? Well, good for you. Now, please go to www.apple.com.
- Look, I hate to be a pest about this, but if you’d just click the damn link then we could all get on with our lives and forget this ever happened…
This unpleasant marketing tactic has put Mac-friendly bloggers in an uncomfortable position – caught between a company and product they love and a practice they deplore.
“Right now I’m leaning toward deploring,” said blogger and Mac user Dori Smith.
Pausing for a moment she added “And now I’m enthusiastic about the Mac again.
“It’s been like this all afternoon.”
When reached, Apple refused to comment, other than issuing an additional 1.5 million spam comment entries across the Internet.