In my post last night titled "Splog Away! Splog away! Splog Away all!" - a pun of "Dash Away! Dash Away! Dash Away all!" - I commented on a recent splogging of several bloggers' content. I've been splogged a few times in the past and I even recently discovered a website republishing full content and images from my blog, Andy Abramson, Om Malik, Skype Journal, Jeff Pulver, and several others on VoIPPlanet.us. That site (http://voip.xb90.com) has already been taken offline. For me, this all began when I came across Andy's email as well as his comments on the XB90 site's splogging here.
Well, as of 9:30am this morning at least, I noticed that VoIPPlanet.us (http://voipplanet.us) also took their splogged content offline with a message statiing:
Boy! That didn't take long for them to remove the content, In fact, their splogged content doesn't even show up in the Google Cache, which is very unusual. I wonder if they requested that Google remove it? But even Google doesn't move that quickly. Although, there were several Google employees in the email thread with several blogging heavy-weights that were involved with the XB90 splogging, so perhaps as a result of my post talking about the VoIPPlanet splogging the Google employees learned about VoIPplanet's splogging and quickly removed it
I took this planet site down while some "issues" are resolved with the
authors. That's to say, they think I 'may' have been splogging them.
Thanks to those who emailed me first to verify this wasn't the intention.
The author of VoIPPlanet.us site apparently didn't intend to "splog". Well, I won't pass judgement, especially since they so quickly removed the content after my post (<12 hrs). Still, it is worth seeing what a splog looks like, so I thought I'd publish a link to the "cached" copy of VoIPPlanet that I had open in my browser from last night. Besides, I bet a lot of the bloggers who were splogged here didn't realize it and might be curious, so look upon the face of a splog site.
(Note: I will only keep the cached "splog" online for a week before I delete it)