For my blogger friends and others interested in cyber intrigue … the mysterious case of Semalt! This thread on the blog of Maryland archaeologist, author and blogger j.m. mcdowell has become a focal point over concerns about semalt.com and why it is checking out bloggers the world over …
I believe in “better safe than sorry.” So I did not allow a comment on this post today. Why? Because the email address for the sender was at “gmai” [dot] com and not the correct “gmail” [dot] com format. I wasn’t going to take any chances with a spammer or phisher getting through. So if you don’t see a comment of yours coming through after moderation, and you’re a legitimate blogger or person, you might want to consider how your on-line persona looks to your potential audience. I’m not the only blogger who nixes sketchy comments or contact info.
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