The Spam E-Mail That People Made Friends Over

“The more people replied, the more people demanded to be removed, and in increasingly hostile tones. … Then, a strange thing happened. Camaraderie broke out amid the spam. … Dozens of people traded contact information. And just like that, what started as a petty annoyance, a blight common to our interconnected lives, became something quite different.”

Source: The Wall Street Journal 03/12/12