A letter that explicitly directs the recipient to distribute copies of itself. Some modification of the letter may be requested before making copies, often the updating of a list of senders.
A pyramid scheme in which you send money to a person at the top of a list, add your name to the bottom, then send that list to acquaintances and convince them to do likewise. A common, now infamous, one on the Usenet was started by Dave Rhodes. Chain letters, even those which purport to 'sell' mailing lists, are prohibited at over 90% of Internet sites, and if propagated by e-mail or news will likely cause you to lose your account.
A letter that invites the recipient to pass the letter along to others. Chain letters often contain the threat (implicit or explicit) that if the letter is not passed, ill fortune will come to whoever breaks the chain. The Internet has made sending chain letters easier than ever, as many recipients can be targeted at once.
an email message that instructs you to send it on to more people, lest something bad happen to you. Just another piece of junk mail that you should disregard.
a communication that, for example, encourages you to send money to a list of names that are included in the letter, then to add your name to the list and forward the letter to as many people as you can
a communication which includes an incentive to forward it on to others
a letter sent originally through national and international mail services and now through networks such as the Internet
a letter sent to a number of people asking each recipient to send copies with the same request to a specified number of others
a letter sent to several persons with a request that each send copies of the letter to an equal number of persons
a letter that requires you to forward it to another person to keep the chain going
a message that propogates when individuals pass it on to other individuals and ask them to do the same
an e-mail message that asks that all recipients of the message "forward this to everyone you know"
email that urges recipients to forward the message to other people; consequently wastes time and bandwidth
An e-mail message asking the recipient to indiscriminately forward or pass it along; may involve money-making pyramid schemes or be disguised as innocent (e.g., collecting post cards for a dying child) or helpful (e.g., warnings about computer virus hoaxes)
A chain letter is a letter that is sent successively to several people. Often these contains friendly greetings, but also terrible threats if you do not do as the Chain Letter says, forcing many people to Forward the mail "just to make sure" nothing bad happens. This is not SPAM in its pure form, but is also considered spam by many people. Note also, that these kinds of mails often contain large amounts of email addresses, which can be abused in the wrong hands.
Een chain letter is een kettingbrief welke met veel succes naar de diverse mensen is gestuurd. Vaak bevatten deze brieven een vriendelijke boodschap, maar kunnen ook vreselijke bedreigingen bevatten en er zo voor zorgen dat mensen de brief doorsturen naar anderen in de hoop dat er niets ergs met ze gebeurd. Dit is geen pure vorm van spam, maar wordt zeker door veel mensen als spam beschouwd. Wees gewaarschuwd, deze mails bevatten vaak een groot aantal e-mail adressen, welke misbruikt kunnen worden wanneer deze in de verkeerde handen vallen.
A typical chain letter consists of a message that attempts to induce the recipient to make a number of copies of the letter and then pass them on to one or more new recipients. A chain letter can be considered a type of meme.http://sperber.club.fr/meme.htm Dan Sperber. An objection to the memetic approach to culture // Robert Aunger (2000).
Chain Letter is the debut album by Brooke Valentine, released on March 15, 2005 (see 2005 in music). The album contains the lead single "Girlfight", that features Big Boi from the band Outkast and Lil Jon. "Girlfight" peaked at #23 in the Billboard Hot 100 and is a song about tension between two girls which ends up in a catfight.