I just don’t get it. What’s the point of spamming people anyway?
Every time I manage my blog or email, I find more of this crap. Some days I have more than others, but no matter what I get spammed.
So I’m going to ask what’s probably a really dumb question:
What’s the point of spamming people anyway?
Is it for sh*ts and giggles? Just to see how much you can annoy people? Because spammers have nothing better to do? Because you want to find a way into a website or an email account so you can continue spamming ad nauseam?
Maybe it’s me, but when I see spam I conjure up a geeky picture in my brain. You know, the one of a person who spends their days or nights cranking out ways to infiltrate other websites, email accounts, social media accounts, and whatever else is out there. To me, that sounds pretty boring. I’m not an IT person, techie, or network security engineer — though I know many who are, and who are really really good at it — and even those folks can’t be bothered spamming. They’ve got too many better things to do.
So I gotta ask. What does a spammer get at the end of the day anyway? He or she has jammed up email boxes and spam filters on websites…and then what? It’s not like they know the result of the spamming, right? It’s not like they’re sitting in the office with the spammed individual, who more than likely is just deleting away all the nonsense. It’s not like you’re there to talk with the person who’s been spammed. Or engage in a reaction, right?
It’s passive aggressive behavior in its purest form.
I wonder how would a spammer react if they were spammed in return? If the tables were turned. I wonder if…
Oh, oh, oh! I just had an amazing realization.
This is the beauty of being an author. I can find life’s little annoyances — people, er, um, spammers included — turn the tables, and write about them in a book. Better yet, I can make bad things happen to them. You know, it’s a powerful position to have when you’re an author and you can maim, emotionally torture, or otherwise kill a character all in the name of getting some retribution and telling a really great story.
Hmm. Talk about being passive-aggressive.
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