Lately, out here on WordPress, I’ve found one blogger on just about every site I follow. He just came out of nowhere and now he’s listed as someone who likes a post everywhere I go. I thought it was just coincidence, but it kept happening over and over and now I clicked on a link (from a site I never visited before) that’s recommended at the bottom of a post I just read and there he is again.
It felt like some automated computer script that allows someone to “Like” multiple sites without actually visiting and reading. The person and his site seems real enough with thousands of followers. I was guessing it’s a marketing service he’s using and did a bit of googling.
“A ‘bot’ – short for robot – is a software program that performs automated, repetitive, pre-defined tasks. Bots typically imitate or replace human user behavior. Because they are automated, they operate much faster than human users. They carry out useful functions, such as customer service or indexing search engines, but they can also come in the form of malware – used to gain total control over a computer. Internet bots can also be referred to as spiders, crawlers, or web bots.”
Searched on Google and this seems to be legit. Shitty … but a thing.
This past couple of months is the first time I’ve come across this on WordPress. It’s the crazy times we’re exposed to out on THE NET.
Has anyone else experienced this? I wonder if it will like this post?😁
UPDATE – the Bot liked it!!
*** It’s that time of year where I take a break from old WordPress. No reason to be concerned – all is well here. I’ll catch back up with everyone near the end of November. Sending peace to you all. ***