Tag Archives: E-mail

Email Is A Last Resort

Isn’t it ironic that many people with smart-phones use them to email rather than call? That’s such a waste and potentially even dangerous. What I mean by that is this: email is one of the most potentially detrimental things you can bring to a relationship with peers, customers, and others. Continue reading

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Opting Out

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It’s nice of folks to follow me on Twitter and in general I follow them right back. What happens next has become interesting. Quite often, I get a direct message (which in my case leads to a text message on my phone) thanking me for the follow and urging me to do something (click here, read this, etc.). That’s when I opt out – I either unfollow them or report them for spam if most of their tweets seem to be spammy – and I gather I’m not alone. Continue reading

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Stupid Company Tricks

Frank Avruchas as Bozo the clown

Will the stupid things companies do ever cease?  Maybe when the companies themselves go out of business for being complete idiots, I guess.  But in the interim, they sure provide a good amount of material for this space.  I only found three examples over the weekend (I know – slacker) but since they’re all pretty egregious, I thought I’d share them.

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Clean Up Your Act

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I was cleaning out my spam folder the other day and I found a piece of commercial email that had been labeled as spam.  And I know who the culprit is that made that happen:  me! Continue reading

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