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The most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, however the term “spam” is used to describe similar abuses in other media and mediums. Spam 2.0 (or Web 2.0 Spam) is refereed to as spam content that is hosted on online Web 2.0 applications. In this paper: we provide a definition of Spam 2.0, identify and explain different entities(More)
Forums (or discussion boards) represent a huge information collection structured under different boards, threads and posts. The actual information entity of a forum is a post, which has the information about authors, date and time of post, actual content etc. This information is significant for a number of applications like gathering market intelligence,(More)
Despite years of researcher's contribution in the domain of spam filtering, the question as to how much money spammers can make has largely remained unanswered. The value of spam-marketing on the web can be determined by discovering the cost of distributing spam in Web 2.0 platforms, and the success ratio of turning a spamming campaign into a profitable(More)
Spam 2.0 (or Web 2.0 Spam) is referred to as spam content that is hosted on Web 2.0 applications (blogs, forums, social networks etc.). Such spam differs from traditional spam as this is targeted at Web 2.0 applications and spreads through legitimate websites. The main problems with Spam 2.0 is spam websites get undeserved high ranking in search engines,(More)
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