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A catalog of this year’s risky articles #2010

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Risk is something which can be difficult to evaluate for the average person, there is a lot of work which goes in to learning not to do the two things that people usually do when they are confronted with risk:

  1. Ignore
  2. Overreact

It looks like every man and his dog needs to have a Facebook page, even banks…

It has been almost 1.5 weeks since Google’s FeedBurner removed the Frie…

Some days ago I tweeted to Prosper, a personal loan marketplace, whether they…

I don’t really think most people get “it” when it comes to …

Just noticed that Google Translate translates the name of the Dutch social ne…

I find a 400 plus page manual of office policies and job descriptions for eac…

In the last two days I’ve not been posting so much, and focussing on up…

I started playing with Google Scribe and wanted to see if patterns emerged so…

I have my Google account set up with English as the preferred language, my br…

For the last 2 years LinkedIn has been running a bad poor IT management depar…

When I just started I too had trouble with getting all the items I required t…

On August 11th 2007 I exceeded my GMail quota, I blogged about it here. At th…

Brian Szymanski send a reply to me concerning another bank implementing SMS b…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

I just read an article Web Coupons Know Lots About You, and They Tell in the …

This morning/night China’s networks were sending rerouting messages to …

The lack of trained and experienced computer security people working in small…

Last week I saw an episode of a popular Dutch Ombudsman program Kassa, they r…

After seeing a program about a lifecoach trying to find the time to get his p…

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@chuckcoates sad to see you use TrueTwit, will unfollow rather than subject my followers to TrueTwit spam

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October 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm

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Does Spamming Your Friends Work? #spam

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Apparently Jeanniey Mullen thinks so. In the article Social Network’s Impact on E-Mail Marketing she asks:

What impact do social networks have on e-mail marketing? That’s a question many people have been asking me. Most of them believe e-mail can’t be effective inside social networks made of friends. I think it can.

To be honest I believe it would work too, if I look at the amount of crap I receive from my friends slipping the odd Mass Marketing mail in there would probably work. You’d just have to find something totally unbelievable on Snopes and hide spam in it. They are sure to read it and forward it.

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July 27, 2008 at 10:08 am

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Buzzword: Twammers?

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 15, 2008 at 11:35 am

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Email Should Change

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In another article New York Times examines Email, Lost in E-Mail, Tech Firms Face Self-Made Beast. A number of large companies have looked at the problem and what they’re proposing scares me:

A Google software engineer last week introduced E-Mail Addict, an experimental feature for the company’s e-mail service that lets people cut themselves off from their in-boxes for 15 minutes.

This scares me because this engineer thinks the solution to too much email is still to read it, just at a later time. There is so much mail send to some people that this just doesn’t work as a long term solution any more.

What is needed?

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 10, 2008 at 9:34 am

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