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(NBC News)   Study says 10% of all online traffic is from bots, though there's still a surprising lack of roboporn for them to enjoy   (nbcnews.com) divider line 10
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2012-09-29 06:14:07 AM  
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0341lWDN11rpavwao1_500.gif
 
2012-09-29 06:48:08 AM  
Just 10%?

I thought it would have been much higher with the amount of malware out there
 
2012-09-29 08:24:50 AM  
Lack?
 
2012-09-29 11:18:24 AM  
I wonder how many of them are spying on each other?
 
2012-09-29 01:18:55 PM  
I wonder how many of them are posting in fark threads.
 
2012-09-29 03:51:39 PM  
Sounds as if they are talking about 10% of all web traffic as opposed to all Internet traffic.

The article does bring up a good point. Click fraud performed by bots is a huge issue in the online advertising world. You can do serious harm to a competitor by running bots to hit your competitor's ads (they pay by the click). Unscrupulous advertisers can run bots to drive up the number of visitors, and thus the bill, of their clients.

Long term, some people suggest that bots [and ad blocking software] will dilute the value of online advertising to the point that the market will collapse and we'll go back to a pay-wall system for many sites. Which of course goes against the trend for people to expect stuff on the Internet to be free. I wonder how that would turn out.
 
2012-09-29 04:00:03 PM  
What robot porn may look like:

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-29 04:31:33 PM  
Subby is a robosexual.
 
2012-09-29 05:22:15 PM  

Dinjiin: Sounds as if they are talking about 10% of all web traffic as opposed to all Internet traffic.

The article does bring up a good point. Click fraud performed by bots is a huge issue in the online advertising world. You can do serious harm to a competitor by running bots to hit your competitor's ads (they pay by the click). Unscrupulous advertisers can run bots to drive up the number of visitors, and thus the bill, of their clients.

Long term, some people suggest that bots [and ad blocking software] will dilute the value of online advertising to the point that the market will collapse and we'll go back to a pay-wall system for many sites. Which of course goes against the trend for people to expect stuff on the Internet to be free. I wonder how that would turn out.



Nah, I'm pretty sure Google has some great algorythyms to protect against this.  I believe if they detect a bot, they won't ding you any cash for the click.
 
2012-09-29 06:28:43 PM  

Harry_Seldon: Subby is a robosexual.


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