Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Breaking Chains with Messages

The other night I switched to my whatsapp and a strange number messaged me, saying "A Pepsi worker infected with HIV/AIDS has poisoned the drink with the virus", and that's a warning  to us not to drink the Pepsi. How? Just how? so do you mean Pepsi Co. are that carefree company, to allow this to happen?
Oh yes!! Chain Messages are exasperatingly silly, especially when they tell you not to break the chain and send to over 10 people.

For most part, it naively bizarre and hilarious. how can someone tell you that if you don't forward a message  you will face challenges or problems. (when did you become a god, or are you cursing me through this damn thing?). and yes, people go as far as commanding you, saying your future will go bleak if you don't forward it. (*sigh* i just wanna strangle someone,  LOL, don't mind me, but yeah this is freaking annoying.)

Unlucky for me, this strange number never says "Good Morning' or "how are you" the only time he or she whatsapps' me is when he or she sends me these chain messages. (eh? wey life too this?) You only whatsapp me lame blasphemous theories. why? (um do you please think before hitting the send button?)

Chain messages consists of messages that attempts to persuade the recipient to make a number of copies of the letter and then pass them on to as many recipients as possible. Common methods used in chain letters include emotionally manipulative stories, get rich-quickly pyramid schemes and the exploitation of superstition to threaten with bad luck or even violence or death if he or she "breaks the chain" and refuses to adhere to the conditions set out in the letter. Chain Letters started as actual letters that are received in the mail. Today, chain letters are generally no longer actual letters. They are sent through email messages, postings on social network sites and text messages. One of the biggest results of chain letters is to make money fast scheme where over thousands emails were sent in pyramid scheme involving thousands of dollars. (OK! that was a brief history, lets move on)

Moving on, why would one want to wish a fellow human bad luck for not forwarding a sentimental message? why are you impersonating God? and curisng people in the process. Do you really decipher all these plus think about the content and implications of these messages before hiting the send button? and also what motivates people to compose such atrocious messages? I usually get shocked and dissapointed in people who forward me those messages?
You just lose the respect I have for you and that "nice boy/girl" perception about you I had?.. well, you just broke a relationship chain with a chain message.