Saturday, April 22, 2006

Brilliant! Send This to EVERYONE You Know!

Don’t those emails that start off, “This is completely true!  Send it to everyone you know!” irritate you?  I find them a colossal waste of time.

So imagine my delight when I came across this delicious post from the Personal Tech Pipeline.  It starts:

“I’m repeatedly amazed that I still get e-mail hoaxes, always sent earnestly by relatives who have been suckered in. Give-away hoaxes ("Bill Gates"), sympathy hoaxes ("Little Girl Dying of Leukemia"), warning hoaxes ("Stay Out of the Mall on Halloween!"), chain letters ("Hawaiian Good Luck Totem"), urban myth e-mails ("Flesh Eating Bananas")—I’m sure you’ve gotten your share.”

The author, Mike Elgan, encourages readers to end email hoaxes by participating in one themselves.  He says, “I received yet another e-mail hoax yesterday, and thought: There has to be some way to educate the public. Millions have been educated about hoax e-mails—you almost never see technical people, for example, passing these around. The victims tend to be less computer savvy.

“So how do you reach these people?

“Then it hit me: E-mail chain letters! Why not write an ‘e-mail hoax to end all e-mail hoaxes’?”

I encourage you to read his entire article by clicking here:  Email Hoax to End All Email Hoaxes

Send this to everyone you know!! 

Posted by twcarey on 04/22 at 07:00 PM