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Myspace Chain Letters

Page history last edited by Ron Regan 1 year, 4 months ago

Myspace Chain Letters

If you've been on the net a while, chances are good you've heard of Myspace, and how people either love the site or hate it.

Myspace has become so notorious for chain letters that it is mentioned as an example in the Free Encyclopedia at Wikipedia, Chain Letter - Wikipedia and on the Urban Legends About pages and other hoax-busting sites.

It's possible many chain letters are being put on to Myspace and sent through email from The Love Chain Letter Site and others like it - sites that actually try to spread chain letters.

This page will deal with Myspace chain letters, of the hoax as well as the "bulletin" variety.

Myspace Hoaxes Myspace Hoaxes! Read Before You Repost! The old virus warnings and sick kid hoaxes among others have made their way onto Myspace.

Hoaxes:

Josh Evans a cruel hoax played by teenagers who caused a girl to kill herself. Michael Longo originated a Myspace identity-theft hoax that ruined a man's life. Ashley Flores, Evan Trembley and Yohana Ravelo Hoaxes that started on Myspace and borrowed heavily from previous chain letters. Also, a Canadian version of Evan Trembley is featured in the article. Myspace 2 coming soon a hoax that claims Myspace will not remain a free service.

Bulletins

You may have heard of what are called Myspace bulletins, but you might not be sure what they are; if they are chain letters, why so many people are passing them around.

According to Myspace:

"Bulletins are messages from and to all your friends at once.

You can use bulletins to alert your friends about a party, things for sale, job hunts, etc."

Notice the absence of chain letters among the suggestions on how to use bulletins.

The Myspace bulletin feature isn't actually meant for passing around chain letters, which are against the Myspace terms of service. So why a site deems them as against their policy, yet does nothing about them is still a mystery.

The bulletin feature on Myspace lets a user send a message "post a bulletin" to all his/her friends on the network. It's a very handy, potentially very useful feature, if the poster has an important update, or simply wants more contact from any and all of his/her friends. In a bulletin, a person can write whatever they like.

All too often, the bulletin feature is misused by people posting chain letters instead of their own messages.

So, chain letters can and do take the form of Myspace bulletins, but bulletins shouldn't be chain letters.

Laughing at ridiculous Myspace death chain letters

Myspacers Who Dislike Chain Letter Bulletins Yes, they really do exist!

Bulletin chains:

Posts about Myspace Chain Letters on the Old Snopes Forum Glurge Section Posts about Myspace Chain Letters on the Old Snopes Forum Inboxer Rebellion Section Myspace Blog that Breaks Bulletin Chain Letters

 

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