A new term has arisen, from the plethora of notifications we receive from Facebook and the rest of our information triggers that prod and poke us…

Bacn2 – The Official Home Page

Bacn is a new problem now plaguing our email inboxes. Putting it simply, 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.

Seth’s Blog: Bacn

Bacn is a new epidemic. It’s spam without the anger at the sender. The Linkedin, Facebook onslaught of noise won’t last long, because we’re all being trained to ignore it.

Email is only as useful as the ability to filter the crap and the extraneous information, let’s hear it for Bacn. I’m in favor of the Inbox Zero philosophy, if only I could adhere to it!

Published by Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.