Who wouldn't want to win a few million dollars?
Though it's only a bit more than a year ago, it seems that my original source
for that story is no longer available. A search on part of the text, however,
brings us to a number of bloggers who quoted it. My favorite line from that review
The annual Internet review by Yahoo Canada
reports that about one out of three Yahoo e-mail users said they opened spam messages
because they had interesting subject lines. If I may be permitted
to ask, just what is it in those subject lines that's interesting? The opportunity
to get rich without doing anything? Getting longer and/or more functional penises?
Those are certainly more interesting than getting an authentic Rolex watch on
the cheap, though I suppose that for some people that can be pretty inviting as
well. America Online runs an annual Top
10 Spam List that, to my mind at least, shows how uncreative most spammers
seem to be. But if one in three of us think those emails have interesting subject
lines, who am I to disagree?
Go to: Spamming me softly with his song