How The Guy Who Did Not Invented Email Received The Credit

Techdirt: Late last week, the Washington Post reported that The Smithsonian had acquired “tapes, documentation, copyrights, and over 50,000 lines of code from V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, who both the Smithsonian and the Washington Post insisted was the “inventor of e-mail.” There’s just one problem with this: It’s not actually true. … As is nicely summarized

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1986 Privacy Law Creates Snag

Law enforcement agencies don’t flip through old yearbooks when they want information on a suspect anymore–they turn to Facebook and Twitter. Social media sites say they are constantly besieged with requests for information. Facebook told Newsweek in 2009 that it received between 10 and 20 requests for information each day. The New York Times reports

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While reading Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors, Joseph Collins had a unique thought reports “I was reading Charlie’s book and I thought it was very unfair that Eliot Spitzer could just walk into companies and demand their email,” Collins recalled. Spitzer

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Conquering Your Email Inbox

Gina Trapani over at Fast Company has an interesting solution to your email overload. How many messages are in your email inbox right now? A few dozen? It’s probably more like a few hundred, or even a few thousand. We all get too much email. Getting through all those messages every day isn’t easy. Certain

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Jazz Up Your Email Newsletters

Do you send email newsletters to your customers and prospects? Smashing Magazine has some great tips for designing and sending your email newsletters. Respect your reader. Don’t waste their time or attention. Ask nicely first. Focus on relevance. Design with a goal in mind, so that you’ll know if it worked. Make unsubscribing easy. Code

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