Micropersuasion reports the hijacking of the ping-o-sphere: "According to a study performed at UMBC eBiquity Research Group at the University of Maryland, nearly three out of every four pings to blog ping servers are from splogs - or what they're calling spings! They also found that more than 50% of claimed blogs pinging weblogs.com are splogs. UMBC is also kindly providing hourly updated blogs vs. splog sping statistics on their Web site."
Check out Steve's original post to follow the links & see the graphics. What's next in the world of claiming and validation to cut down on this phenomenon?
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