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How the Word “Spam” Came to Mean “Junk Message”

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Though not called spam, back then, telegraphic spam messages were extremely common in the 19th century in the United States particularly. Western Union allowed telegraphic messages on its network to be sent to multiple destinations. Thus, wealthy American residents tended to get numerous spam messages through telegrams presenting unsolicited investment offers and the like. This wasn’t nearly as much of a problem in Europe due to the fact that telegraphy was regulated by post offices in Europe.
Read more at http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/09/how-the-word-spam-came-to-mean-junk-message/#QFiz1ETeb2dOMwvO.99

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== PT, iPaddict

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