Wednesday, September 08, 2004

The 10 SPAM and POP-UP Commandments:

The 10 SPAM and POP-UP Commandments:

1. Thou shalt not use Internet Explorer. Thou shall rejoice in the ways of Mozilla.
2. Thou shalt not give out your email address, but always fill in false information everywhere or use BugMeNot.com.
3. There is no thing as a helpful search bar.
4. There is no such thing as an internet “buddy”. He will not help you. He will only hurt you.
5. There is no such thing as a cool cursor. The only cool thing it will do is point you towards ads and away from what you’re trying to do.
6. You can never punch a monkey and win anything. Not in life. Not on the internet.
7. Clicking on anything, iPod or flatscreen, will never make it magically appear on your doorstep for free.
8. Thou shalt use tabs in thy browsing.
9. Thou shalt not use your ISP’s email account
 Technical reasons
 Somehow people can SPAM ISP accounts without you even giving your email to them. They just know where to send it.
 Practical reasons:
 If you ever move or switch ISP’s you’ll have to tell everyone your new email address anyway
 Instead:
 Use Yahoo or Gmail (if you can get an invite)
10. Thou shalt worship “alt-F4” all the days of thy life.

1 Comments:

Blogger Vladan said...

Excellent! They may sound like a joke, but I would take these commandments very seriously. I would add: Thou shalt register your own domain and take charge of your e-mail addresses.

March 10, 2005 at 6:40 PM  

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