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Spam costing companies $22 billion a year

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by Alexandru Ungur, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Alexandru Ungur

    Alexandru Ungur Affiliate affiliate

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    cnn.com/2005/TECH/02/03/junk.email.ap/index.html

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    NEW YORK (AP) -- Time wasted deleting junk e-mail costs American businesses nearly $22 billion a year, according to a new study from the University of Maryland.

    A telephone-based survey of adults who use the Internet found that more than three-quarters receive spam daily. The average spam messages per day is 18.5 and the average time spent per day deleting them is 2.8 minutes.

    The loss in productivity is equivalent to $21.6 billion per year at average U.S. wages, according to the National Technology Readiness Survey produced by Rockbridge Associates, Inc., and the Center for Excellence in Service at Maryland's business school.

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  2. Lanre

    Lanre Guest

    This is a sad case isn't it?
    I'm sure they are also encouraged by people that reply to spam and stuff.
     

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