freejung - 12:05 pm on Oct 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
Ten years ago was before ... a web flooded with an incredible deluge of spam.
LOL! Yeah, I don't remember seeing any spam 10 years ago!
Maybe spam now is different and in some ways more sophisticated, but I seem to remember seeing plenty of doorway pages, popup and pop-under ads, cheesy web rings, big garish flashing animated gif ads, and sales sites of the "but wait there's more" variety that had 50 pages of content on a single page.
Presumably there must have been a time when the internet was not flooded with spam, but it was certainly more than ten years ago.