Would Spam Work Better If It Were Funny?
from the well,-people-might-pay-more-attention dept
Jeremy Wagstaff has been collecting amusing names that spammers use in their messages. He's far from the only one to do so. There are various collections of the more amusing spammer names out there. However, Wagstaff suggests in putting out this latest list that spam might be a lot more effective if the spammers actually figured out a way to be amusing in their spam messages. While most people probably have an emotional belief that spam is bad... perhaps more people would read it if the spam was amusing. Of course, given the typical content of spam messages these days, it seems hard to believe that most spammers have much in the way of a sense of humor. And, given the intensely negative reaction that so many people (including us) get to any spam message -- it seems like the comedic bar would have to be pretty high to get most recipients past the feeling of being pissed off at the spam.