ebiquity splog research mentioned in Wired article

September 7th, 2006

Research on detecting “splogs” by UMBC Professors Tim Finin, Anupam Joshi and Tim Oates and PhD students Pranam Kolari and Akshay Java was mentioned in an article in the September issue of Wired Magazine. Splogs are spam weblogs that are automatically generated to host advertisements or to raise the rank or affiliated web sites. The UMBC group recently published a study showing that more than half of the active English language blogs were actually splogs. For more information, check out the ebiquity objects and posts related to our blog research.