If you are familiar With WordPress I assume you are familiar with Akismet as well, one of the most popular web spam protector from automattic family.
Spam is one of the most frustrating thing for anyone who works online & Akismet is one of those protection which makes your life really easy.
As describing one of the most incredible milestone achieved by Akismet team in the year 2013 Anthony confirms that they were able to catch 100 Billionth Spam Comments and approaching towards 115-billionth really fast.
We reached an incredible milestone this year in catching our 100-billionth spam comment. And we’re already fast approaching our 115-billionth.
Akismet team also confirms there is huge increase in spam comments in the year 2013, more than 70% increase year-over-year compared to 2012 which is a real concern for all web businesses
we are currently catching around 200 million spam comments every day, which is about 80 million more than our daily average this time last year. That’s over 8,000,000 per hour, or over 2,000 per second. For the year, we averaged over 120 million spam comments per day – a year-over-year jump of over 50 million.
Looking at the stats, it’s a real concern which needs to be discussed, increase awareness & find way to protect spam to the maximum level possible.