Daniel Higgs portrait by photograher Alberto Polo.
Anchorspace knows what’s up. Great tattoo related posts concerning the likes of some of my all time favorites. Including but not limited to Dan Higgs, Robert Ryan, Briganti, Boltz, Byrne, and Bryn Perrot.
Lately, I’ve been receiving likes here on Tumblr. But on only my posts that MSNBC are tagged in.
Then I go to all these new pages that keep liking my MSNBC related posts only to find that they are Tumblr spam in evolved form.
Better T-1000 versions of Myspace spam.
Myspace spam was chunky and obvious and like a drunk desperate guy at the bar that leans too far into a girl, offering her a ride in new Hyundai and then the keys to his waterfront property if only she were to just scroll her mouse over him and click HERE.
Then it always gets ugly. Viruses of sorts.
You see though, this Tumblr spam is more sophisticated. College educated. Wine drinking.
These spammers move in packs. They like each others fake posts to gain credibility.
One page that has been attacking my posts has a running Shaq and Odd Future. Another a Dumbo one. Then there is the kitten gifs one. Or the sleeping Chihuahua in front of a green screen one. The Rachel Maddows too. There are a lot of the Rachel Maddows themes running rampant. It’s actually disturbing how much Rachel Maddow is getting play on the spam side of things.
Instead of going the Confidence Man route, and trying to beat you over the head and sell you on something you didn’t know you needed, like the old Myspace spams, these new and improved Tumblr spam pages are trying to impersonate real people. So that actual people might like and reblog what they want others to buy. Be it porn, cheap tumblr layouts, Rachel Maddow, whatever.
These evil and vacant pages are trying to start a rapport with us. They are trying to convince us that they are one of us.
These new spam sites want to turn you into a willing spam, without even knowing you’re spamming. They want us to do their work by simply doing what tumblr was created to do. Reblog.
"Oh, they posted something vaguely funny and irreverent, I’m gonna reblog it."
No! Don’t do it.
Always make sure the Tumblr page you want to reblog doesn’t say, “This is my tumblr blog, I love here.”