[Ads-l] viral?

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 11 01:19:53 EST 2017


Ugh, what linguistic garbage. It makes me shudder.

On Mar 8, 2017 7:05 PM, "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:

> This is from a weird mailing list that offers strange offers for
> free-lance writers, such as (I am not kidding) writing a puff-piece
> biography about Steve Bannon.
>
> Whoever wrote this (apparently not a native English speaker) seems to be
> throwing in "viral" at random in hopes of hitting something.
>
> <quote> We are a viral publishing agency from Germany that wants to expand
> into the English (speaking) market. We are looking for talented writers who
> can curate our researched viral posts from other websites like buzzfeed /
> viralnova and so on. The posts must be re-written in perfect English and we
> will also need good article-images and a viral headlines for posting the
> articles on Facebook. </quote>
>
> - Jim Landau
>
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