Viral marketing

 

Listen to part of a radio programme where people are talking about viral marketing.

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Listen to a radio programme about viral marketing and rearrange the words or phrases below into the order they are mentioned.

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Personally i doubt if viral marketing can really work nowadays, especially on the increased resentment of people toward spam. For me, i tend to delete unwanted or suspicious email that may cause virus. Viral marketing could be cheap or costs next to nothing but it is seem as an unwelcome advertising manner.

As far as I know most of today's virus marketing is carried out via social media, like twitter. For example, they post a message saying that there is a reward granted to those who repost the message. Of cause the reward is granted by a random basis, not to everyone. But that message spreads rapidly. It is reposted by lots of people who just want to get the reward. A single click for a reward, like, an free iPhone or iPad. That's attracting to many people. And it is not as annoying as spam email.

I'm tired receiving unwanted email. Everyday I receive strange email that could be virus or dangerous emails. The companies like Microsoft or yahoo should implement policies, restrictions and regulations with the unwanted email.
Thank you for your excellent podcast.

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 Please explain for me the grammer " Does begin" of this sentence " Having said that, the line does begin to get a bit blurred in places". It's so strange that i have never seen before.
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Hi Valerie,
The word 'does' is being used here for emphasis. So the meaning is almost the same as 'the line begins to get a bit blurred'. Note that after 'does' for emphasis we use the bare infinitive.
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