Localized Spam

Are people six times less likely to be irritated by localized spam?

Perhaps you are familiar with Common Sense Advisory’s report “Can’t Read, Won’t Buy: Why Language Matters on Global Websites.” Well, it seems the spammers are on to this fact, as well. Slashdot reports that some Europeans are being targeted with automatically translated spam.

Danch Danchev has a great blog entry on this phenomenon.

Donna Parrish
Publisher of MultiLingual, Donna Parrish is also co-organizer of the LocWorld conferences. Coming into the language industry from a background of mathematics and computer programming, she has an appreciation for the wizardry of language technology and an awe for linguists.

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