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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Bulk Spell Correction

What would you think of a “bulk emailing” program that would scour the web to find spelling errors, and then send out emails like the following? (This is a hypothetical case inspired by a personal mail, I received no such bulk mail... though such a service may exist actually.)


While browsing, I noticed that there is a spelling error. The paragraph reads “Google released a new *srevice*...” but it should read “service”. We hope this helps.


As you can see, the email also includes a little advertisement for the service’s (hypothetical, again) website. I’d say if it’s bulk mail it’s spam, but what if the spam mail – or whatever you want to call it – would be actually useful for a change?


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