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We all know what Spam is, and we all hate it. Sometimes it can be mildly amusing but it is never something we want.
What about the messages that we sign up for? th email that comes to our inboxes daily, notifying us of an update, comment, friend request, event, or newsletter.
Well, that is all ‘bacn’.

According to the official Bacn web site "Bacn is a new problem now plaguing our email inboxes. Putting it simply, Bacn is 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."

Within just a couple of days of its inception this four letter word has become a global phenomenon and an increasingly recognized term.

Maybe the issue is not so much that your impersonal email is being named after another meat but that a group of five or six people at a Podcamp in Pittsburgh, sitting around a registration table.
After putting up a couple of blog posts, starting a site ( and twittering a whole lot about it, bacn has reached beyond the four corners of the globe, been translated into countless languages and has been mentioned on some of the Internet’s most respected web sites and blogs and has even been written about in some of the country’s newspapers.

This kind of email needed a definitive term and in this new social media filled, networked, web 2.0 world it needs recognition and a way to handle it.
Bacn is something that most of us deal with on a daily basis. Strangely in the morning, as most sites send out their bacn overnight. I know I like bacon in the morning.

The bacn phenomenon proves what an impact a few bloggers and podcasters can have on a global scale. Coining a terms and giving it global recognition all through social media

How do you deal with your bacn? some people create a folder or label for the bacn they need to catch up on later, others set up specific filters and have different forms of bacn end up pin different folders.
If you’re anything like me, you let your bacn pile up spend far too long soring through it later.