People Enjoying SMS Spam In India
from the shocking dept
Every article you see these days about things like “chain letter spam” is about how angry it makes people. However, it appears that some folks in India have a different attitude towards such things. There’s a growing trend to send along those incredibly annoying “pass this on to 10 people for good luck” type messages as SMS spam – and most people don’t seem to mind – or at least that’s what the article is implying. They even say that the mobile phone companies may be starting a number of these “SMS chains” themselves, because it seems to be encouraging people to use SMS text messaging. I don’t see this is any different from the same crap that gets forwarded via email, except that this article is suggesting people like it. They talk to one guy who says he received a few sarcastic or angry messages in reply, but he doesn’t care, because “luck” is coming his way. Apparently, the gullibility virus has made its way into the text messaging system in India.