Bring Home the Bacn
21 August 2007
New words from the Internet are getting stranger by the month. Now we have ‘bacn’ the descriptor for non-spam, but low priority email messages. At the ‘official’ bacn site they expand the definition:
Bacn 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.
There is a lot of bacn in my inbox, perhaps up to 20%. We need a new and intelligent mail filter. This should keep the AI guys busy.
Thanks to Mike Gunderloy of Web Worker Daily for telling us about this. He’s not a fan.