As a blogger, I engage in a daily battle with spammers. They clog up my inbox. Every morning, I have to scrub clean 11D's comment section of their non sequiturs. They send me porn links on Twitter. Some asshole even set up a faux Apt. 11d blog. I loathe them. But I also admire them. The bottom feeders of the Internet age are very smart.
Alex Madrigal has a great article about one spammer who figured out how to rig Pinterest, so he makes $1,000 per day through Amazon Associates. More at the Daily Dot. Considering that 21% of Pinterest users actually buy shit that see on the site, these spammers have discovered the motherlode.
Honestly, I spent about 30 minutes last night playing around with the idea of becoming a spammer.