Blogs written by programs suck

Blogs written by programs suck. I’ve had a (relative) flood of incoming links from “blogs” that are nothing more than bottom-feeders wrapping excerpts from my blog with a machine-generated sentence or two around them. One was even a nonsensical machine-generated article (probably with a Markov chain, but with a lower-quality corpus of text than I’m used to seeing). They didn’t even choose any interesting entries to quote from (not that there are many of those here, anyway).

Maybe I’m just grumpy, but I’m thinking that FOAF needs an evil twin, maybe called DIAF, which would allow one to express their contempt for such a scheme.

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