So true! I don’t think there are any organised spam/blam/smog art events that use any of those terms just yet. Hmm…have to wait for the virus to spread!]]>
Well, “blam” is also an onomatopoeia, so likewise ambiguous. And the ambiguity is part of the appeal - after all, “spam” refers to a brand of tinned meat….]]>
I do like ’smog’ when I know it is a portmandeu, but it also could be read as ’smog’ as in weather. So I think the ambiguity cancels it out as a viable descriptor…]]>
Regarding the various blog / spam terms, it occurred to me the other day that we now have two major variations:
“blam” or blog-spam, a.k.a. comment spam - individual spams attached to blog entries
“splogs” or spam-blogs - entire blogs created for the purpose of generating search result and trackback spam
I was really fond of the term “smog” but it doesn’t appear to be taking off. Perhaps as a description of spam-blog search results?
…of course, that leaves out blogs-discussing-spam, like Email Days… also blog-art-imitating-spam, etc….