Restroom Etiquette 1

Restroom Etiquette
This picture says it all.  I am sure this has happened to every guy at some point.  Don’t you just want to say something peppered with expletives?  Of course, that would initiate conversation, and that’s the absolute last thing you want to do.  FYI, this is the only time it is acceptable to exit the ...

The Creepy Side of Social Media 2

There’s been a lot of publicity this week given to a new site called pleaserobme.com.  Yes, you read that right — please rob me dot com.  It’s an interesting concept that brings to light some of the dangerous aspects of social media.  It’s not an application that’s really designed to get your television stolen; it’s ...

Common Courtesy Is Dead 2

I just landed in Austin after a short flight that has sapped all of my patience reserves.  I’ve observed things tonight that I just don’t understand.  There are simple rules in place in society that are honestly pretty easy to follow.  Why do some of us have so much trouble just playing nice with others.? ...

10 Signs You Might Have a Deliverability Issue 2

From the home office in….  Oh yeah, my home office. 10.  The bounce code you get back from ISP’s just says “NO” 9.   The only response you get is from the FTC 8.   You measure open rate in 1/1000th of a percent 7.   Feedback Loop has become a Feedback Flood 6.   Your reputation score is ...

The Email Entrance Strategy 3

I am going to tell a story today with a little bit of a twist on it.  Near my home is an upscale outdoor shopping mall.  It has all the usual suspects as tenants.  Pottery Barn, Apple, J Crew, Starbucks, and the list goes on and on.  In this center as in just about any ...

Does A Facebook Unfriend Change Anything? 3

In a recent article in this space, I explained how to tell if you were unfriended by someone on Facebook.  This can be accomplished using Firefox as your browser, and installing a Greasemonkey script.  The Unfriend Finder script is useful in a lot of different ways.  It will, of course, notify you when someone has dropped you ...