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Click activism

DOS boost
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This is something for hacktivists to do.

I heard that a DOS attack works by having a computer, or many computers connect to a website so frequently that it can no longer be contacted by people who want to use it.

I think this same method can be used to help nonmainstream content gain popularity. ( and thus the name dos is totally wrong)

Programs will click on all the stuff we want to be more popular, more widely known. Not to often, but often enough to generate interest.

This artificial traffic will attract more genuine traffic.

In short: more attention for honest peoples efforts on the internet.

zeno, Oct 03 2014

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       I'm seeing some assumptions that I don't think will work the way you want them to.   

       " Programs will click on all the stuff we want to be more popular, more widely known."   

       Don't spam programs already crawl all over blogs posting things like " I really like your DOS boost idea. Please link to my website, which in addition to DOS boost contains cheap Viagra and free hot teens ".   

       " This artificial traffic will attract more genuine traffic. "   

       I have not gone to any of those linked websites in the last twenty years, so I don't think it's working.   

       " more attention for honest peoples efforts on the internet."   

       Perhaps not the kind of attention they desire.
normzone, Oct 03 2014
  

       I say level the playing field, man. Click all the sites, all the time! No more favoritism! Total equality of sites!
bungston, Oct 03 2014
  

       "clickbot" very wkte. mfd.
FlyingToaster, Oct 03 2014
  

       Yea, invented the day after the birth of internet click-through advertising.
doctorremulac3, Oct 03 2014
  

       You mean clickbot could keep clicking on [FlyingToaster] ideas to give the impression they are immensly popular?
zeno, Oct 07 2014
  

       /// a DOS attack works by having a computer, or many computers connect to a website //   

       A DOS attack works by allowing Bill Gates to write a cheesy single-tasking command driven OS which is a plodding cranky imitation of Unix and then plonking it on an x86 segmented architecture with a non-orthogonal instruction set and a very poor memory and task management design.
8th of 7, Oct 07 2014
  

       I have my moments
FlyingToaster, Oct 08 2014
  
      
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