Seriously. I just got this:
subject: Your Twitter Survey
I came across your survey today which was created with SurveyMonkey:
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I hope you will consider our service as an alternative. You can read more (and signup!) at our website:
I would be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have, so please do not hesitate to contact me!
Founder & President, AskItOnline.com
Tel: (647) 299-2197
I don’t know which is better, the complete disregard for content of my survey, why you follow or unfollow someone on twitter isn’t something that generally runs into issues with the Patriot Act. The complete disregard for my choice of survey software, I mean, the fact that I wasn’t using their stuff could only be a mistake. Or the totally canned e-mail, nothing personal about it except the link to my site. The fact that the founder and prsident of this company uses this method to drum up new users is reason enough for me to keep using Survey Monkey.