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Posted Jan 1, '13 at 3:07am

theEPICgameKING

theEPICgameKING

1,017 posts

Ever read one of those "STOP AND SEND THIS TO 10 OTHER PEOPLE OR AN EVIL UNDEAD GIRL FROM HELL WILL KILL YOU SLOWLY" or whatever? How'd these get popular? How gullible must people be to believe in them? How many varieties are there?
And most importantly...ARE. THEY. REAL.

I say they're not real, because I've read over 20 such things and i'm still al-dahfjsahfhahfa,.............................................. HA, you thought that was me getting strangled at the keyboard eh? No, they're not real. They're not. Fun to read, but not real. Fiction.

 

Posted Jan 1, '13 at 4:36am

PauseBreak

PauseBreak

317 posts

Your thread makes it sound like you are trying to convince yourself its not real.

 

Posted Jan 1, '13 at 5:05am

IAgreeWithYou

IAgreeWithYou

531 posts

HA, you thought that was me getting strangled at the keyboard eh?


Perpetrator: "Well I guess I just killed this guy. Oh look, he's writing a message. Let's post it for him because I'm a nice guy."

Also, if you want to find all these gullible people, it isn't really that hard.

Middle school.
 

Posted Jan 1, '13 at 5:07am

knight_34

knight_34

14,286 posts

PauseBreak, I've never met you during my newly-revived AG life but I'd like to think your name somehow explains the blatantly obvious point of your post.

OP, are you talking to yourself? I thought this wasn't supposed to be a soliloquy.

Spam chain letters. It's a high-volume, low-yield gig I assume. My question is, do people actually make profit out of this garbage? Who is interested in such madness?

 

Posted Jan 1, '13 at 5:59am

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,299 posts

Knight

Internet trolls thrive on them I would expect. Hello Knight, I'm going to send you 4444 chain mails tonight.

 

Posted Jan 1, '13 at 7:17am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,761 posts

I've always wanted to make one..but not in the traditional "You will be visited by an evil witch tonight who will kill you". No..more in a "If you do not send this to 10 people then your mind will began to worry heavily about this to the point that it gives you a fair amount of stress, causing you to think about it more, which thus increases your stress levels..this happening continuously on a loop until you finally snap and fall into a nervous fit"

 

Posted Jan 1, '13 at 10:49am

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

My question is, do people actually make profit out of this garbage? Who is interested in such madness?


My cousin does it on Facebook for a side-job. She makes good money. She posts them everywhere, then when a reader looks at them, they tend to click on her profile link to see if it's legit. On her (fake) Facebook page there are nothing but ads. It's a telemarketing ploy.
 

Posted Jan 1, '13 at 12:49pm

xeano321

xeano321

3,037 posts

Knight

It's a telemarketing ploy.


I believe it's just a marketing ploy, or an advertising ploy, rather then telemarketing, considering Facebook has little to do with talking on the phone.
 

Posted Jan 1, '13 at 1:22pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

I believe it's just a marketing ploy, or an advertising ploy, rather then telemarketing, considering Facebook has little to do with talking on the phone.


Whatever the technical term is. I guess it would be advertising.
 

Posted Jan 2, '13 at 3:09pm

ironblade41

ironblade41

530 posts

Interesting. I have an idea for your cousin, Sal:

DO NOT CLICK ON MY PROFILE

reverse psychology. Works every time.

 
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