I presume, though I have never seen any evidence for this, that we don’t all get the same email forwards. For instance, I never received this forward… but Steve W. did:
Did You Know This About Leather Dresses?
Do you know that when a woman wears a leather dress, a man’s heart bests quicker, his throat gets dry, he gets weak in the knees, and he begins to think irrationally???
Ever wonder why?
It’s because she smells like a new golf bag!
Why don’t I typically receive such forwards? To suggest that it has something to do with my sex, which was my first guess, is probably too simple of an explanation. I suspect it also has something to do with my class, politics, and occupation.
What kind of forwards do you (not) get? Do you think you might be surprised at what other people receive in their inbox?
Do you selectively forward certain sentiments to some people and not others? Do certain sentiments come from some people in your social network and not others?
What does the big wide world of forwarding look like? Who forwards what to who? Or, what part of the forwarding-whole is largely invisible to you?