Saturday, August 25, 2007


Bacn-It's better than Spam. For once, I am on the cutting edge. A brand new term was coined last week at Podcamp Pittsburgh-and I was there for it! I am shocked at how quickly it's spreading through the webosphere but it's a term that addresses a problem invading my email inbox daily. Rarely am I on such a cutting edge for anything, but it's pretty exciting!

According to Lifehacker Blog, Bacn (yet another 2.0 term missing a vowel) is:

“Email you receive that isn’t spam… And isn’t personal mail. It’s the middle class of email. It’s notifications of a new post to your Facebook wall or a new follower on Twitter. It’s the Google alert for your name and the newsletter from your favorite company.”

Within my three email accounts, I probably average 60 messages a day. Typically about 20 are Spam that are deleted quickly, 30 are personal emails (usually requests of some sort) and the last 10 fall in that Bacn category--updates that I would like to read...just not right away.

So, there you have it. If you want the full story of the birth of bacn, you can read about it here. Until then, you can begin to sort your bacn into categories in your inbox: Turkey Bacn, Canadian Bacn, Shakin Bacn, Six Degrees of Kevn Bacn...

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1 comment:

LWTHS&IT_MediaCenter said...

and in case that's not enough bacn for ya!
Get Your Bacn T-shirt