If I may step slightly out of character for a bit, I just received this in the mail and thought I might share the automation of the internet with you. First, read this [Anything in brackets is my addition]:
Hi there blogger! [Hello, Robot]Just visited your [Machine Voice] "In the Red with Kagy" [End Machine Voice] blog and I was super impressed by its design and content. [That's Super! Clearly, you didn't notice I use a stock design that barely works with my content, but thanks for the flattery.] We just opened up our site Lookville for beta testing. [Uh-Oh, I see where THIS is going.] It's a place for people to have discussions, share tips, and ask questions about fashion. [Okay, clearly you didn't read my blog nor its description] Currently, memberships are by invitation only and I would love to have you on it! [What? Why? I'm a Goth DJ in Podunk Oklahoma, not Tyra Banks] Use this invitation link to sign up if you're interested: [Link withheld]And we would love to hear your feedback.Ciao!- Heidi C.[Goodbye, Robot.]
I won't pretend to be slightly flattered that In the Red has gathered the attention of bots so soon, but it does seem out of place, doesn't it? Lookville, if you are interested, is like Digg.com, only with fashion blogs at it's center instead of the news. This seems like a stable concept, but their recruiting methods leave something to be desired. Is it a scam spam? Probably not. As Dr. Nick tells me, it's just a budding website, trying to get it's wheels off the ground.
Tune in tomorrow, Springhill. I shall endeavored to continue my transcripts.