The message below was forwarded to me from the director of Summit County
Educational Services in Ohio.
Hi: I am Shannon Syfrett a 9th grade student at Central Academy
(Mississippi). I am working on a project for my 2003 Science Fair to be
held February 25th, 2003
I am trying to see where, and how fast e-mail can travel in a period of
six weeks. I am keeping track of how many e-mails I get back, and what
cities, states, and countries they are coming from. I am hoping that you
will be willing to help me with my project!
There are only 2 simple steps that will help me to track this email:
1. Please send an e-mail to the following address:
In the subject of the e-mail please include your city, state, and
country. You do not need to include your name. Please respond only one
2. Please forward this e-mail to everyone on your mailing list. I will
be keeping track of the number of responses, as well as the locations.
Therefore, send them even to people in the same town. In my science
project, I am trying to demonstrate how fast and how far information can
travel on the Internet in a six week period. If you receive this e-mail
after February 23.2003 please disregard it, since the project will be