[thelist] common marketing/advertising misconception (was RE:spammers/spambots)

Joel D Canfield Joel at BizBa6.com
Thu Jul 30 12:15:16 CDT 2009

> > I'm not aware of any evidence that it does.
> Ahh, but do you have any evidence that it doesn't?

slipping over into the rules of debate and logic, our goal would be to
prove a positive (a single instance where spam sells) rather than
disprove a negative (in every single purchase made, spam was NOT a

@Symeon: interesting link, which, to some extent, simply muddies the
waters, but interesting, nonetheless.

@Barney: "There is massive business in selling to the dim, desperate, &

no doubt. I wish the Ars article Symeon linked was more definitive, but
reading the article, it started out "12% of people buy from spam!" and
ended with "12% of the people we talked to had thought about clicking on
a link in a spam email to see what it was about" more or less. 

in my head, at least, the jury's still out. still interested in data,


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