I’m probably one of those who write more than I should in an email. I probably think I have more to say.
Number 1 on my list of pet peeves as it relates to email is the number of forwarded jokes where the sender hasn’t taken the trouble to delete the number of recipients. Now every one who has come in contact with the original email is listed.
You know the ones I mean where the “header” is way longer than the actual joke or forwarded message.
Sometimes there’s even embarrassing banter on there when the uninitiated hits “Reply All.” This is probably the equivalent of those phantom phone calls from folks who hit the speed dial on their mobile phones.
Now I don’t always agree with the email police who claim typing in All CAPS is like shouting.
In reality I do know folks who yell all the time whether they’re in polite company or not. Besides if everything is in caps, I can read the message easier. So what’s wrong with that?
I do know though, email users need to understand there is such a thing as BCC–Â Blank Carbon Copy.Â
Before sending out your next joke, set up a mailing list where all the recipients won’t see who else you know and do that. It’s the polite thing to do.
So I came across this videoblog by GoDaddy’s Bob Parsons which I thought was quite useful.
I find most of what he suggests as Â true, that’s why I’m embedding it into my post.
That and I’m feeling kind of lazy. There’s been a major disruption on the domestic front.
If you don’t think privacy as we know it is dead, guess again. When I worked at the newspaper, the editorial department’s library had a few volumes of a strange directory called the criss cross.
These directories were bound volumes of a huge database of addresses and phone numbers. They were arranged by addresses, residential and business alphabetically.
I remember thinking these books are kind of neat.
Most folks never knew about them. Mostly cops, investigators and people who made their living being be nosey knew of their existence. In fact, those “Reverse Look Up” directories were their bibles.