4 definitions by Smiler69

A term describing the so-called "marketing strategy" of spammers who "advertise" or plug) their products and services by using people’s email addresses to send out bulk mail messages to all the contacts they've hijacked, pretending the email was written by the person who's identity they have hacked into.

This is done to suggest a person has tried and tested the product and to spread bogus word of mouth virally. This is entirely fraudulent and can potentially hurt a person’s reputation, but thankfully this method is used by individuals and groups who are just as stupid as the people they are trying to scam (i.e. catering to the lowest denominator). For this reason, the spam message itself is usually as easy to detect, as the cheap knockoffs (or stolen goods) they are trying to unload on unsuspecting victims.

According to Wikipedia, spam averages 78% of all e-mail sent.
Here is a prime example of pirate marketing allegedly sent from a friend:

beginning of spam message, i.e. pirate marketing/

From: V. (name and email address of my friend)
Subject: Re:
Date: April 18, 2010 12:41:30 AM EDT

hey,
how are you ?
Just received my iphone 3gs 32gb from this website. www (dot) acmespammers (dot) much cheaper than others and genuine . if you would like to get one,you can check it out.
cheers
V. (name of my friend)

________________________________

Messenging on your phone = MI on the road. Try it now!

/end of spam message, i.e. pirate marketing.
by Smiler69 April 20, 2010
A term describing the so-called "marketing strategy" of spammers who "advertise" or plug) their products and services by using people’s email addresses to send out bulk mail messages to all the contacts they've hijacked, pretending the email was written by the person who's identity they have hacked into.

This is done to suggest a person has tried and tested the product and to spread bogus word of mouth virally. This is entirely fraudulent and can potentially hurt a person’s reputation, but thankfully this method is used by individuals and groups who are just as stupid as the people they are trying to scam (i.e. catering to the lowest denominator). For this reason, the spam message itself is usually as easy to detect as the cheap knockoffs (or stolen goods) they are trying to unload on unsuspecting victims.
Here is a prime example of pirate marketing allegedly sent from a friend:

beginning of spam message, i.e. pirate marketing/

From: V. (name and email address of my friend)
Subject: Re:
Date: April 18, 2010 12:41:30 AM EDT

hey,
how are you ?
Just received my iphone 3gs 32gb from this website. www (dot) acmespammers (dot) much cheaper than others and genuine . if you would like to get one,you can check it out.
cheers
V. (name of my friend)

________________________________

Messenging on your phone = MI on the road. Try it now!

/end of spam message, i.e. pirate marketing.
by Smiler69 April 20, 2010
A form of abbreviation, or contraction, for "humble opinion".
"In my humbop, Michael Jackson has become much more enjoyable a listen now that he's passed away. But that's just because I was a metalhead when he came out with his big 80's hits and then of course he turned into a total freak. But now I know better."
by Smiler69 February 26, 2010
SBI
Short for "so be it".
I don't think everyone will agree with me on this, but SBI, it's just less typing to do.
by Smiler69 December 14, 2010

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