Ever wondered what would happen if you replied to a scam email, giving Barrister John Lateef or Sir Morrison or whomever a chance to explain why they have a jaw-dropping inheritance waiting for you?
One bold, brave and bored comedian, James Veitch hit reply. What ensued was a soap opera so delicious that he decided to hit ‘reply’ again. And again and again for two solid years.
All that spamming led to enough laugh-out-loud conversations to fill a book. Our new series "Scamalot" brings a bunch of those brilliant exchanges to life.
In our first episode "Gold" – James turns the tables on Solomon Oddonkoch, a man with an interesting business proposal to share and an interesting way with words.
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Each minute, on average, consumers watch 7 million online videos, buy $222,000 worth of goods from Amazon, and ask Siri 100,000 questions, according to recent research from Domo.
The researchers examined publicly available data from a range of sources—including social networks, e-commerce sites, media companies, research reports, and Web traffic measurement tools—to determine the average number of interactions happening online each minute.
Among other key insights from the analysis:
—Buzzfeed users view 159,000 pieces of content on average in a minute.
—Facebook Messenger users share 216,000 photos.
—Tinder users swipe 972,000 times.
—Google translates 69.5 million words.
Check out the infographic for more:
About the research: The report was based on publicly available United States data from a range of sources, including social networks, e-commerce sites, media companies, research reports, and Web traffic measurement tools.
Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, one of the most pro-marijuana national leaders on the planet, is about to make a change that could move marijuana reform along like never before.
We already knew that Trudeau was well into the process of making marijuana legal nationwide in his country, and this news shows just how serious he is about it.
The Global Sun reports that at a press conference held this week Trudeau announced that all members of parliament have agree to pardon every Canadian prisoner currently behind bars for a minor or major marijuana offense.
To ensure that we continue to be a strong and fair nation, this must be done – the legalization of marijuana is approaching and all action regarding the legalization must be taken. This is the first step.”
Trudeau has already expressed reason after reason why legalizing marijuana is not only better for regulating who has access to it, it also will generate billions in revenue for his country that otherwise goes to drug dealers.
This is yet another huge step along that path. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if other countries, such as say, the United States, are willing to follow suit. Fingers crossed.
Related: Why Canada’s Prime Minister Is A Badass
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