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    Random question for Everyone!

    It mystifies me why so many ads and spam messages pop up. Would you, personally ever click on a spam or an add that promises "X tips to ..." whether it be burn body fat, fight whatever evils, etc? Who clicks on them? Someone must, don't you think? I see ads in Facebook now (I know they are trying to make money ...) but who is gonna lick on a photo of a spotty banana posted by some one or something they do not know????
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    Well, I certainly wouldn't, and I don't think anyone I know would.

    But..

    As ..someone (Mark Twain?) once said, "Nobody ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the American public." (I'm sure this applies for other nationalities, too.)
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    Sometimes I have clicked on them by accident, but never would I do it on purpose. I bet you a bunch of teens wanting to loose weight click on those types of things. I don't know many others who would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phesina View Post
    Well, I certainly wouldn't, and I don't think anyone I know would.

    But..

    As ..someone (Mark Twain?) once said, "Nobody ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the American public." (I'm sure this applies for other nationalities, too.)


    Very apropos phesina.
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    Not me! On Facebook it even names your friends who have liked this or that. I don't even believe that! Unless I actually speak to that person directly and get confirmation from them, I'd never click on anything like that.
    My brother works in IT tech and he has taught me not to click on things like that. Even here at work, I'm scared to do updates sometimes. I always double check with the IT person first.

    But yes, there MUST be people that do click them. Otherwise what would be the point of putting them there?
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    This looks like a junky website, but I installed it and NO problems - and a ton of free space on Facebook!

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    I don't open anything unless it's something or someone I know personally.
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