Today Akismet blocked its 100 billionth spam. 100,000,000,000. Billion with a B. We had to tweak the counter on the homepage to handle more numbers.
When do you think Akismet will hit 1,000,000,000 spams blocked?
Social bookmarking service Ma.gnolia has integrated Akismet to help their battle against spam.
How To Protect A Rails Application Against Spam with Akismet.
Wired had an article out last month called Spam + Blogs = Trouble where I share some of my perspectives on the whole spam thing. It’s a good article, but I strongly disagree with Anil’s comments at the end around a global identifier or “Internet Social Security number.” Akismet has shown we don’t need to […]
We’ve released a Akismet for Movable Type plugin and the response from testers thus far has been very good. John Battelle blogs about it here: Akismet for MT: Death to Spam. Also check out this post by Jeff Nolan. “I was spending up to 45 minutes a day cleaning it up.”
The best thing that can ever happen to a web service is to have passionate users. Users that notice and email you the second there’s a database problem, users that really push the limits of what you can provide, and users that are phenomally successful and bring thousands of others to your doors. As a […]
There has been some good response to my Akismet presentation earlier this morning.
State of the comment spamosphere.
Blog Herald asks about WP plugging a commercial project, namely Akismet. One of the lessons I learned from Ping-O-Matic is that web services like this can grow far beyond what you anticipated, need a lot of attention, and can be expensive to maintain. (Akismet has to be really fast otherwise it bugs people and delays […]
Akismet has blocked over one million spam already.
Akismet Java API, by David Czarnecki (the author of the excellent Blojsom). So cool!
Akismet now has API documentation and not one but two Python implementations. The WordPress plugin has also been updated to respond to the most common feedback and a few minor bugfixes. Akismet has caught 465,769 spams since it started (81% of all comments) and is protecting over 35k unique blogs.
The new Akismet plugin shows the entire content of caught spam, which was pretty much the only complaint with the first iteration. Happy Thanksgiving!
Akismet is a new web service that stops comment and trackback spam. (Or at least tries really hard to.) The service is usable immediately as a WordPress plugin and the API could also be adapted for other systems. I must say, this has been one of the more rewarding things I’ve worked on lately — […]