Media World: Web publishers fight growing spam scourge


In the comment section of a recent post I wrote about Warren Buffett was an odd message: "Even in this economy there are still great jobs out there if you know where to look," the strange message started. "I found one company that specializes in recruiting people who are looking for high-paying work-at-home jobs with major US corporations. They sure hooked me up with a great job with FedEx."

What happened to DailyFinance happens to lots of blogs and websites: comment spam. These are unwanted messages, often touting get-rich quick schemes or other dubious products and services. Experts say these junk messages are a growing problem, though they are as old as the internet.