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chain letter

Chain letters use the snowball system to spread as quickly and as widely as possible. In mail traffic, they are emails that are sent to recipients

and are structured in such a way that the recipient forwards the email to as many friends as possible. Each additional recipient of a chain ream is animated to forward the e-mails to many recip

ients.This principle results in an explosive multiplication of the e-mail in a very short time

.Assuming the originator sends it to ten acquaintances, who in turn send it to ten acquaintances, there are already 100 e-mails in circulation. If the e-mail is sent a second time to ten people, there are already 1,000 e-mails in circulation, and in the following stage there are already 10,000 e-mails in circulation. The

recipients must be persuaded to forward the e-mail several times through clever animation. For example by a lottery, by pity or greed. The goal of chain letters is to get others to participate in raffles or in a monetary action.

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Updated at: 16.03.2013
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