Spam and fears

I'm intrigued by the idea that spam in part reflects a society's collective deepest insecurities, the ones that people don't dare to talk about openly. Hence the themes of sexual performance (including *ahem* enlargement) and financial relief.

So, to cut a long story short: if spam reflects a society's fears, what does it mean that the spam that I get that originates from Singapore centres around selling copies of exam papers?

Tangentially relevant: The Spam Weblog | Zefrank's hilarious performance of a 419 scam | James Seng, Singaporean spam fighter


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