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10IPT: Spam Text

posted May 26, 2011, 2:30 PM by Eddie Woo
Okay, so I know that we finished communications systems and you've probably had enough of social and ethical issues for the next little while... but I can't pass things like this up. When an opportunity like this (literally) knocks on my door, I just can't resist!

So, since you're coming off the back of submitting your prototyping stage, I'm going to make this one a pretty light one. Please complete the following tasks with reference to the image below:
  1. Explain the situation that has given rise to this screenshot.
  2. Describe the likely goals of the sender of this text.
  3. Outline the social and ethical issues present in this situation.
  4. Identify non-computer-based parallels to this situation.




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