Spam.

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It's Monday morning. For many it's time to get back to work. For a disabled writer like myself it's just another day. I must admit the days run together way to often. I do figure it out. For Monday I always have a signpost of sorts. I get up, head to my computer, turn it on. After the thing boots up I start my email client and web browser. To my disdain my email will have at least 4 time the amount of crap it had the day before, Sunday that is.

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Yes it's Monday and the Spammers are in full swing. Waiting for me is no less than 500 pieces of junk mail. BS trying to sell me cigars, odd I don't smoke, hair restoration, Have you see my pictures? Loans and everything you can think of.

Some saying that if you take a survey you can get a free dinner!

This is all complete bullshit! I know, just for laughs I tried it once. No dinner, what a rip off!

It's no wonder the internet runs so slow! Spam is out of control and clogging up the system.

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This is a problem for me as a writer.

When I was doing the research for my book, The Evil In The Dark, it took forever.

I'm one person. On an average day, during the week, I will receive, 1100 pieces of Spam.

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Now I love Monty Python, Thanks for the term spam guys, but come on!! 1100 pieces of junk mail really? It has become so invasive we no longer think of much of it. It's everywhere and all the time.

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Get this, everything you buy, unless you pay cash, even then the store tracks what they sell. Your purchase is recorded and sold to a marketing company. This is so they can better spam you with shit they think you might like. It's a never ending cycle.

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Don't believe me? Look up my book, The Evil In The Dark, what comes up is not my book! How does that happen? I'm guessing it has not had enough search requests to warrant bringing it up first.

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Companies that run search engines? You think they are doing it for free? Not a chance! Every time you look something up that data is taken and correlated and sold. When they say they wont sell your personal information, that is absolutely true. They will never tell anyone you name or give your personal information to anyone.

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Their balance is in selling your searches by area and type. If by area you and 100 other people look up warm socks. You will see more add for that.

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Facebook is now doing the same thing. One day I was looking for a place to get a watch fixed, I like watches. latter I go to my FB page and on the side panel? You guessed it, watch adds.

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When is this world going to wake up. Everyday we are bombarded with a plethora of adds for just about everything. It has now become so bad, so prevalent, we don't even see it consciously.

Maybe that's the idea. It just goes straight in.

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What does this all mean? Spam is here to stay.

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In the past adds on T.V. And radio were there to support the shows. Now shows are designed to sell whatever. Don't think so? Ever see the Transformers?

Even George Lucas sells everything in the form of toys.

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What of writers? I hope you ask this question. Twitter is full of Spam as well. Writers using spam software to repost their add every 30 minutes or so. What a crock! For me I will continue working on advertising my current book, ???The Evil In The Dark??? and all the books in the future. The ones I have complete and waiting in the pipe line, the old fashion way. With reviews, word of mouth and a lot of luck.

I maybe forced to use a marketing company. If you can't find, The Evil In The Dark, with a simple search I may be screwed if I don't use one.

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I wonder if it rigged? LOL

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Posted by admin on October 07, 2013