Send me your Gourmet Food Store viral e-mails

December 20th, 2007 at 12:41 pm by David Farrar

A computer scientist, Dean Pemberton, wants to do a study of how widespread the Gourmet Food Store viral e-mails travelled.

If you received either of the e-mails to and from Margaret from the Gourmet Food Store e-mails, can you please send them to dean@curia.co.nz. By the way Dean doesn’t work for me – I control the domain so the address will forward to him.

Dean will not publish any of the names or organisations it has been sent to, or forwarded onto.  All results will be anonymised.  Do froward the whole e-mail if possible including all the cascading names it has been though as that will help measure the depth and breadth of it.

Feel free to bring this request to the notice of people you know who received or sent on the e-mail.

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7 Responses to “Send me your Gourmet Food Store viral e-mails”

  1. psychokiwi (2 comments) says:

    Wow – 23 forwards before it go to me – it’s a wonder the NZ interwebby thing didn’t fall over in the emailing frenzy. Dean is going to have his work cut out for him!

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  2. mrpresident (22 comments) says:

    32 forwards before it got to me.

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  3. A Nonny Mouse (15 comments) says:

    I haven’t been forwarded one at all.

    Nobody loves me, every body hates me, might as well go and eat some worms…

    Then again, I have slowly cultivated the whole “don’t forward me crud” emails culture with those in my address book.

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  4. flashgordonnz (17 comments) says:

    I only got dancing elves with vaguely familiar faces

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  5. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    “I only got dancing elves with vaguely familiar faces”

    Like the elves on the tv ad?

    Dave, what are you doing with that!

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  6. roger nome (4,067 comments) says:

    Interesting. Say, have you seen this yet DPF?

    http://kiwiblogblog.wordpress.com/2007/12/20/trust-us-were-pollsters/

    Waddaya think?

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  7. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,873 comments) says:

    Remember The Great Marquee Company? I wonder how their fortunes are shaping after their little episode a year ago or whenever it was? The website continues.

    http://www.thegreatmarqueecompany.co.nz/index02.html

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