I’m not sure why people don’t get that chain letters are spam. The latest one going around the PSN network is one where it asks everyone to pass it along to 35 of their friends and a supposedly “legit” Kevin from Sony, would credit your account with $37USD. Which is plain stupidity.
I mean seriously, have you seriously thought about the implications of your actions before you pass on that stupid chain letter? No, Sony is not going to give you $37USD. Why $37USD? Hell if I know. But let’s just do some very basic simple math here.
The PlayStation Network is comprised of over forty million users. Let’s just assume that they would give $10USD to 10% of the user base that actually falls for these hoax network emails. That’s 400,000 users which means that would be a marketing budget of four million USD. Sorry to disappoint, but while the marketing budget of Sony’s is huge, their four million type budgets are probably used on their television commercials and not on stupid email tracking lameness.
So why is it that people actually fall for it? I have a feeling that most of them are young kids. Maybe some just don’t think it out and have the mentality of kids. Who the hell knows. Actually, I take that back since it makes kids look stupid, and I actually know some very bright youth. No, it just makes whomever passes it on, stupid. Just because you play video games, at least stop to think about what you’re doing though and give the rest of us a break and stop the chain. Because it’s really stupid, and it truly makes me think that your IQ is lower than it should be.