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This article was published on August 21, 2008

Let a thousand spam messages blossom


Let a thousand spam messages blossom
Robin Wauters
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Robin Wauters

Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family a Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family and Belgian beer. If you'd like to know more about Robin, head on over to robinwauters.com or follow him on Twitter.

My buddies over at Belgian web agency Netlash have updated one of the coolest looking tools they’ve ever built imho, so I couldn’t resist letting you in on it. I’m referring to Spamgarden, a WordPress plugin that will wipe out every problem you’ve ever experienced with life online.

Actually, it won’t, it doesn’t even serve any other purpose than making spam look pretty (example).

The way they figured, spam isn’t good for anything (which would be true enough if it weren’t for the fact that so many people actually respond to it), so they decided that they could take something bad and make it into something good. That constructive way of thinking led to Spamgarden, which takes all the spam coming into your WordPress installation and uses it as fertilizer for a virtual tree made out of random keywords from the junk.

Enjoy!