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Who would have thought?

"Research shows if you get an e-mail from someone you know, you actually open it." *

I wonder how much funding went into sponsoring that particular bit of research?

* From a Metro article about a new Toronto advertising campaign encouraging every Torontonian to send spam an email to five of their friends and invite them to come visit.

Update: The website for this advertising campaign is here.


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Oct. 15th, 2003 12:39 pm (UTC)
I think most of the funding on *that* research went to beer. ;-)
Oct. 15th, 2003 01:20 pm (UTC)
and how would one join such a fine research instution....?
Oct. 15th, 2003 01:20 pm (UTC)
Re: beer?!
institution. I can spell.
Oct. 15th, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC)
That'll teach me to read e-mails from people I know...
Oct. 15th, 2003 03:48 pm (UTC)
Re: bah
You could be perverse and only read emails from people you don't know.
Oct. 15th, 2003 09:34 pm (UTC)
Re: bah
How could I resist an email entitled, "monsterdick!"?
Oct. 17th, 2003 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: bah
I do wish people wouldn't leave posts like that lying around. Particularly when I'm drinking coffee.

Does anyone know where I can get a keyboard dry-cleaned?
Oct. 17th, 2003 10:43 am (UTC)
Re: bah
haha, sorry. But it was real! That was really the subject of the email!

*offers you keyboard compensation*
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