Spam Me a River

A new study finds that people are 280 times more likely to click on porn spam than pharma. The analysis by Ciphertrust found click through rates of 5.6% for sex site emails, versus .02% for pharmaceutical spam. In third place were ads for Rolex watches, at 0.0075%,

There you have it folks, irrefutable evidence that porn is stronger than drugs.

Interesting that for such an engrossing story, the NYT uses such a staid graphic, choosing only to blow up the pertinent percentages and slap a picture of a rolex underneath. Perhaps, enveloped in a curtain of propriety, they don’t know what porny spam looks like?

Seems Somebody Is Clicking on That Spam” [NYT] (Thanks to Jpacooney!)