I'm just wondering and it got me thinking about something. In the early days of the internet before there was ever such a thing as social media networks and youtube, we primarily used email. I remember getting chain mail now and then. It would have a long but well-written or drawn out story or something cool written and you'd have to pass it on to all your friends or something would happen to you (ie a curse). It seemed to be really effective because of how many times my friends would forward it everyone on their email list and you could see how many people were on the previous email lists and it would be hundreds to thousands! Was this the first signs of online network marketing, only these weren't making anyone money as it had no link or offer to buy something. They were just fun chain mail to send around the globe to millions. But imagine if you had used that to advertise something you were offering. Was this the first signs of how internet online marketing came about? Is there something to learn from these early day email chain mails? Of course, it still exists today, but it's more in the form now of viral videos, channels, tweets, etc. Email lists of course are still powerful today, but getting all those emails is a lot harder now, and I don't think people follow their emails as much as they used to? In principle, would that "send $1 to these six people" scheme work if you did that say for youtube subscribers or likes, or clicks?