After reading a post on the developments of search technology at Read/Write web, I decided it was time to share a phrase I created with you, "Fried SPAM." It just seems appropriate to call websites Fried SPAM when they:
- Contain nothing but imported content (like the product SPAM itself), and
- They are saturated with fat ("in your face" Google and other network ads).
Fried SPAM is cooked up far too frequently on Google, Yahoo, Ask, and MSN search results. Services such as digg.com and Wink.com will grow in popularity as social networking continues to evolve from "here I am" to "here's what I think."
Here's a bit of the Read/Write web post on searching Web 2.0, stop by their site and read the full post:
Written by Emre Sokullu and edited by Richard MacManus
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Maybe someone should start a database of Fried SPAM sites, then offer a plugin for search engines that eliminates the URLs from the search results. Raise a few million and go for it!