It’s not spam, it’s bacn. A new email term was born this week — bacn, an intentionally one-vowel-short buzzword defined as:
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.
While techies don’t need yet another buzzword, bacn’s definitely a growing issue. As it is I route bacn to a “when I have time” label in Gmail, and often I never get the time. How about you? How much bacn do you get—and what do you do about it?