Monday, January 01, 2007

Things 2 remember 4 2007

I received a text message.

I'm not a fan of the SMS, especially this one. It was a piece of cod, sentimental, round-robin poetry in text-speak. It goes something like this:

Things 2 remember in 2007. Love ur friends. Express yourself extravagantly. Celebr8. B n-ice. Send this piece of shit to all your friends. If they reply, they like you.

I'm pretty sure this was written by one of the big telecoms companies and designed to meet their revenue target for 2006 by causing a wave of pointless text messages. I only got one, my wife got it eight times from eight different sources - that's without forwarding the wretched thing on.

The first rule of email/sms is: if someone says "forward this to everyone you know", don't. Microsoft aren't tracking the number of emails you forward and are not giving a free PC to every recipient, the UN isn't going to be swayed by your forwarded email petition for a poor orphan and a barely literate SMS poem won't win you friendship.

Now forward a link to this blog post to everyone you know and tell them to forward it to ten of their friends. If they get at least five replies, then you can retire tomorrow.



Blogger Polarbear said...

There was an email circulating holland about a missing girl with that kid of message. Forward this to all your friends. Was complete tosh. Didn't stop it doing the rounds for 2 years though.

Happy New Year btw.

4:15 pm  

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