Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Lost Corners of the Internet: Cranky people and spam comments

This "Lost Corner of the Internet" is the perfection encapsulation of the past 15 years of allowing comments on news articles, one of the leading causes of headaches in journalism.

The comments appeared on a article about the start of the snowstorm (Toby) that hit southcentral Pennsylvania yesterday and today.

And, yes, I think this is a "Lost Corner" that should mostly just remain lost.

An easy Google search shows that "Tarycaida Kaomal" did not exist before January of this year, when a Facebook page with that name sprang into existence. In the first quarter of this year, it has spammed a wide variety of newspaper sites and articles.

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