I know this is an old post, but I get all kinds of stuff forwarded to me from friends, mostly x rated, if I got charged, ohh I’d be pissed]]>
Looking over this post, I see some real problems with my thinking - the first of which is that I’m no economist, and that at any rate I need to dig up my old notes on the history of telegraph use before I start arguing parallels.
Still, considering at email quizzes and office forwards and other memes in particular, I’m leaning towards it being a question of developing a personal style more than general experience. it doesn’t seem like these are behaviors that really die out - I know people who’ve been sending corny forwards for 13+ years. Of course, email is free to send….]]>
Interesting point about the double logic of SMS greetings: txt efficiency and superfluous communication.
I must admit, I don’t think about SMS costs, I think about phone costs though. And I think sending on an SMS poem is just the same as passing on an email quiz. Everyone who is new to it does it, but learns pretty quickly (some don’t however) that these not very welcome. The reason? I guess we can tell products made for consumption/manipulation as opposed to those with other ideals. Some succeed at doing both, which is great.]]>