Spam and follow-bots, are they unavoidable evils of the internet or part of a master plan to take over the world? The reason we have them is because someone responds to them. If no one ever responded to them, they would go away. So the question is who responds to them? Idiots? Perhaps, or maybe there is an evil genius who has his henchmen respond to just enough of them to encourage more spam and follow-bots. How will this help him take over the world? Simple, the rest of us will be so busy deleting spam and blocking the bots, we won’t notice it when he pulls off the rest of his ingenious plan.
Just a note – I used he because it is grammatically correct when dealing with an unknown gender, but it could easily be a she with henchwomen.