Bring Home the Bacn

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.

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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