|Mother Must I?|
(8/8/2002) This upbeat counter to the plague of adult entertainment on the Web is understandably popular, but is it worth your time? Probably not.
This chain letter represents a disturbing new trend. Mailbits.com, one of the Internet's premier e-mail newsletter provider, is well known for it's joke-of-the-day and other humorous or inspirational newsletters that get forwarded with gusto. Unfortunately, they've recently begun dabbling in different types of troublesome chain letters like missing child chains and pointless drivel like the one above.
It's getting harder to go anywhere on the web without running into pornography or having it run into you. But does this chain letter really accomplish anything? Will it deter the porn industry or its consumers? Highly unlikely. What it will do, however, is drive traffic to Mailbits.com's web site where they serve advertising, collect e-mail addresses and make you and your friends opt out of "special offers" to avoid getting more spam.
Many of us are genuinely frustrated by the proliferation pornography on the Internet - almost as frustrated as we are by pointless junk e-mails. Break this Chain.