It is summed up in this statement on my wordpress dashboard:
Akismet has caught 10,020 spam for you since you first installed it.
This contrasts with the 167 comments (including mine) that have been left by actual, thinking people.
If I were running metrics, I would look at the ratio of 167/10,020 and see 0.0166, or a pretty much exact 60:1 ratio of bots over people. Since I can’t do anything about the bots, it is up to everyone else to help out and leave more comments! 😉
I am working on some stuff from the new book from Lean Enterprise Institute, “Managing to Learn” so stay tuned.