Worm Stats

A blog called data mining has been mining the Akismet zeitgeist to find out what we all knew deep down inside: comment spam is wormy.

When the dots get far apart that’s when a comment spam attack is happening.

As the numbers keep rapidly rising (almost 700k spams blocked at the time of this blog post) I’ve been thinking it would be nice if we could turn them around somehow so the statistics aren’t so bleak. Maybe we should have some sort of party when it hits one million? There are already over 40 thousand blogs being protected by Akismet, I’m sure we can collectively think of something fun.