Imagine, every hour one million spam pages are created.
That’s the finding on the Security Alert page in this month’s PCWorld magazine, notes Grumpy Editor.
Writer John P. Mello Jr. says analysts estimate 90 percent of email traffic is spam.
A clock at www.spamclock.com counts the number of spam pages created on the Internet every second.
Since Jan. I this year, the figure this morning passed the 2 billion mark.
Behind that site is search engine newcomer Blekko, points out Mello.
Based in Redwood City, Calif., Rich Skrenta, its founder, tells Mello that, “As the online economy continues to grow at double digits compared to stalled growth for the offline economy, the incentives for spammers get even more lucrative.”