The Anti-Social Tagger - Detecting Spam in Social Bookmarking Systems
Source: Universitat Kassel
The annotation of web sites in social bookmarking systems has become a popular way to manage and find information on the web. The community structure of such systems attracts spammers: recent post pages, popular pages or specific tag pages can be manipulated easily. As a result, searching or tracking recent posts does not deliver quality results annotated in the community, but rather unsolicited, often commercial, web sites. To retain the benefits of sharing one's web content, spam-fighting mechanisms that can face the flexible strategies of spammers need to be developed.