Five years ago today, I started this blog (and ~seven years ago I started fighting spam). I’ve seen a lot of trends in the past five years and have written over 850 posts (which doesn’t sound like that much).
When I first started, spam was the biggest abuse issue that I was aware of, and it was probably the biggest abuse problem on the web (except for possibly malware). During that time, I have observed the following big 5 trends:
Those are some of the big observations I have made over the past. In five years time, I’ll compare what I wrote here with the next big five trends.