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.
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.