spam : bacn :: emails from nigeria : emails from facebook
We’re starting to see another food product appropriated to categorize yet another type of emails that have begun to flood our inboxes.
Spam, of course, is either the yummy Hormel meat product or unwanted emails from that prince guy in Nigeria or offer to get a college diploma, really cheap.
Now, here’s “bacn” –
\ˈbā-kən sometimes -kəŋ\
1: email notifications you want. but not right now. Those notifications, newsletters, project notifications, updates etc. that you sign up for and really, really want to keep up to date on but don’t seem to have the time for right now… (from techburgh.com)
Spam : Gross, Avoid :: Bacn : Should avoid but love it just so much
Friend requests from Facebook, requests from LinkedIn, oh my.
Considering the issues Hormel had with the use of spam to describe unwanted emails, perhaps it’s best that bacn describes an entire food group (!) rather than a particular brand.
Is this a good moniker for this phemonemon?