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Splogging or Clogging: The Worst of the Worst of Blogging

According to a report on Bloggers Blog, “Mark Cuban calls them splogs and others call them clogs but they are the same thing and create the same problems — they gum up the works of blog search engines with spam.”

A a major proponet of CONTENT on a websites and blogs, I was thrilled with these new names for blogs and sites that literally clog the virtual Internet highway. To put it better:

Whats a splog? A splog is any blog whose creator doesn’t add any written value. I’m sure some might argue that packaging data, such as news feeds or the blog posts of others is added value. I dont think it is. After all, thats why there are topics and indexes. If I want information about the Dallas Mavericks, I can search for it, optimize it, and save it. Because indexes are based on freshness, my searches are automatically updated, freshest data first, as new posts are introduced.
Mark Cuban

Content counts, folks. If you want to get into this, have something to say. A sentence or two with a link might be okay once in a while, if the link is important to the point and subject of your site, but give us content! Something to read, something to know, something to learn, something to talk about. Make content have value. And make your blog have value.

2 Comments

  1. Posted March 23, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    there’s a site with me on it as a person to mock me
    what can i do? please help me
    i know who are behind it and i have some little evidence.

    check the website please, and/or contact me if you have any info about this.

    thanks.

  2. Posted March 23, 2008 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    @ Doesnt matter:

    If I understand you right, another blogger or website is making fun of you or saying something you don’t like. If you have asked them to stop and to remove the offending information, and they refuse, other than legal action, which you might not have, there is nothing you can do but get on with your life and stop worrying about it.

    For a lot of money, there are new companies which specialize in removing “offending” or inappropriate content about a person from the web, but even they don’t have a lot of success.

    People are mean. They bring their mean to the web. You treat just like you would in person, but with more class. :D Good luck.


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