If I actually had to sit down and make a list of the people that piss me off, spammers would be pretty close to the top, just behind scammers and people who abuse positions of power for their own personal gain, and just above lazy people with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement.
Email spam is bad enough, all those idiotic messages filling up your inbox with special offers for Viagara or urgent account notifications from dummy sites that look real, prompting you to please enter your username and password so the hackers can gain access to your personal information. It is estimated that 80% of all emails sent are spam, and Bill Gates receives an average of 4 million spam emails a year.
Who the hell are these people? How do they have this kind of time on their hands? And what, really, do they gain from this?
As if the email spam wasn’t bad enough, now that I have my own websites and blogs for my writing and photography business, I am also the lucky recipient of blog comment spam. I don’t know what irritates me most about this crap–the fact that I get a notification email every 45 minutes when one of these spammers tries to post comments that requires moderation, or the fact that there is always at least one word in the comment that is blatantly misspelled.
Bunch of butt nuggets.
Tonight’s 365 Project entry is NOT dedicated to the dweebs who have nothing better to do than send out ridiculous spam messages. Get a life, a job and a new hobby you delinquent morons. You’re really not impressing anyone but yourselves.