Download the Blog-O-Matic

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Download the Blog-O-Matic
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Why bother with creating content? Just download the handy-dandy Blog-O-Matic script. The B-O-M will then install itself and start typing away.

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So he wants a tool that will auto write blog content? I know a few people that have been talking about building such a script. If search engines start (continue?) to show a preference for user contributed content then it may well become a desireable tool for some techy seo's.

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>I know a few people that hav

>I know a few people that have been talking about building such a script

Bwwwaahahaha! Damn, it's already been done --2 or 3 years ago. Remember hearing about the gibberizer, Nick? It worked. It was a story-teller script that fell into black hands. But that was before blogs, which are a natural outlet for it. Hell, the bloggers will love it. It'll go viral.

Debbie needs some time to think about this one.

Vaguely

Yeah, i do vaguely recall the name. There is actually an abundance of stuff that will create gibberish that with a few tweaks could be integrated into something like a blog script.

There are even a few very good "natural language" ones out there if you know where to look that will create very passable text that would almost certainly fool a search bot.

Glue one of those babies together with:

  • Movable Type
  • Cron
  • Google Suggest

and you could be onto a winner i reckon. The trick would be to add comments to some posts and not others, and ad a lot of comments to some posts and only a few to others - it could be done but then you'd have to ask yourself if it wouldnt just be easier to build a site people liked to comment on heh.. (omg! cant beleive that last sentence came from me ha!)

RC? You have black hands?

Last I saw you were a middle aged white guy.

> even a few very good "natur

> even a few very good "natural language" ones out there if you know where to look that will create very passable text

One of those was the gibberizer. You could tune the words in the mix, set them by verb/adverb/adjective/noun category and it would churn out some pretty good copy. Really tweaked/themed feeds would pass cursory human review. About 2 to 3% of the sentences were, in fact, quite sensible.

>it could be done but then you'd have to ask yourself if it wouldnt just be easier to build a site people liked to comment on

I already know the answer. And who said anything about A site? Automatic cross-pinging and trackback rings come to mind.

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>black hands?

No, I'm just a black theorist.

Trackback

TB Spam is starting to make a small comeback also...

With enough resources, using some of the tools available to everyone, it would be easy enough to make a mockery of search algos im thinking - not that some aren't doing this pretty well already..

Preview

Well, i just got a sneak preview of the start of a project to do just this.

From what i saw, the language generated was superb - for a bot it would be impossible to tell that it was not written by a human, and this was totally untuned - just random text that actully half made sense lol..

Now all these guys have to do is to integrate it into a open-source blog script and do some clever things with trackback and comments and they're away.. not a small job, but not so tricky either im thinking...

there's a novel generation programme around somewhere

a while ago on Radio 4 (no comments please - it's great!) they were reading excerpts from a computer generated novel - totally auto generated. It made sense, it could easily have been human written and while I didn't personally like the style it was no worse than your average 'slightly up their own bottom' author.

I imagine it would work great for blogs.

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