Tag Archives: Social Networking

Seven Tips for Better Peer-Initiated Email Invitations

Best Practices/Standards, Blacklisting, Reputation - October 9, 2012 - Comments Off

I meet a wide variety of cool innovators, and I love hearing about their next big thing. They’ve got hot ideas, and they want them to go viral. Peer invitation systems are popular way to grow a service virally. After all, if your subscribers love your service, why not empower them to tell their friends? [...]

Email and Social Media: They Don’t Compete; They Complement

Best Practices, Best Practices/Standards, Uncategorized - May 17, 2011 - 7 Comments

As the debate over social media and its affect on email rolls on, two well respected entrepreneurs and investors weigh in.

Inbox Reserve Part II: Future Subject Lines will Reduce Spam Complaints

Inbox Reserve Part II: Future Subject Lines will Reduce Spam Complaints

Best Practices, ISP, Reputation - February 22, 2010 - 1 Comment

The most compelling reasons for brands to earn network permission from subscribers is that it dramatically reduces spam complaints. Socialized email notifications are important because they prioritize a subscriber’s network first and the brand second.

MySpace Email Client is Overlaying Ads on Emails In The Inbox

MySpace Email Client is Overlaying Ads on Emails In The Inbox

Uncategorized - November 20, 2009 - 2 Comments

Repost from Pivotal IQ Blog During routine testing today we discovered a problem with the MySpace Email Client. It appears that emails sent to @myspace.com email addresses are being overlayed by a right hand tower ad. The right side of…

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics relating to Email

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics relating to Email

Uncategorized - March 25, 2009 - 1 Comment

I have just read yet another prediction of the death of email. Mostly I just ignore them, but today’s eMarketer Daily with the subject line: Social Nets and Blogs More Popular Than E-Mails is so shocking in its (mis)use of…

Yahoo! makes Inbox smarter

Yahoo! makes Inbox smarter

Uncategorized - December 19, 2008 - 1 Comment

So this was bound to happen with a web email provider and I am glad to see it. Just like in many email clients that you have on your computer these days (Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Outlook, etc) you can now…

Are Web 2.0 Technologies Worth the Risk?

Are Web 2.0 Technologies Worth the Risk?

Best Practices - December 17, 2008 - Comments Off

So I know this post isn’t strictly about email, but with the idea of other e-medium’s coming around to facilitate communication I thought it might be beneficial. So the idea or adoption of social media avenue’s (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc)…

Spam on Twitter

Spam on Twitter

Abuse - December 3, 2008 - 3 Comments

I noticed a new phenomena on Twitter yesterday. I got email notifications from bogus account names that my Twitter account is being followed. Obviously the first thing one does is checking what user is following you and the only message…

Facebook spammer fined almost one billion dollars

Facebook spammer fined almost one billion dollars

Abuse, CAN SPAM - November 25, 2008 - Comments Off

Spam doesn’t just happen in email. Facebook just won a lawsuit against Adam Guerbuez for almost a billion dollars. It’s unlikely that he can pay even a small portion of that, but we’ll take every win against spammers that we…

Follow deliverability on Twitter

Follow deliverability on Twitter

Uncategorized - November 9, 2008 - 8 Comments

If you use Twitter, you may want to follow @deliverability for a notification of each blog post as well as other breaking email news. If you’re looking for other email industry tweets to follow, check out some of these: People…

My first Facebook virus – is this the end of the innocence?

My first Facebook virus – is this the end of the innocence?

Abuse - August 25, 2008 - 1 Comment

I hear many people predict the demise of email for personal communications in favor of social networking. They say that Facebook makes it hard to get Inbox messages that aren’t from real people, so there is much less spam. While…

Loopt Debacle and Email/Privacy Issues

Loopt Debacle and Email/Privacy Issues

Best Practices, Current Affairs - July 21, 2008 - Comments Off

Thanks to Ray Springer, Eloqua Technical Writer, for sending this to me. As Ray pointed out, this involves privacy issues and unintended consequences of poor UI design. http://loopt.typepad.com/loopt/2008/07/iphone-invite-c.html http://tastyblogsnack.com/2008/07/14/the-loopt-debacle/ Man, I get so tired of people doing dumb things like…

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