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As a frequent poster to Socnet, I am used to getting "Out of office"
autoreplies from some of the 1800+ list members.
But I started musing about their source today.
Almost all come from Europe, with more than half coming from .nl
The others are 2 corporate (1 big/1 small), and one US military (who gave
me her entire work schedule in an auto-reply -- she should be reported to Homeland
Anyway, I believe that there are national (Dutch), regional (Western
europe) and work milieu regularities into who bothers with autoreply.
Almost no North American academics -- the majority of this list -- that I
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