Going Postal on PR People
I LOVE what Chris Anderson did!
I have been hounded by PR 'tards ever since this blog started generating real traffic. (See PR Weenies: Go Away!)
So it is with great pleasure that I am pointing to Wired's Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson, who went postal on a group of PR 'tards who have been inundating him with crap email:
So fair warning: I only want two kinds of email: those from people I know, and those from people who have taken the time to find out what I'm interested in and composed a note meant to appeal to that (I love those emails; indeed, that's why my email address is public).
Everything else gets banned on first abuse. The following is just the last month's list of people and companies who have been added to my Outlook blocked list. All of them have sent me something inappropriate at some point in the past 30 days. Many of them sent press releases; others just added me to a distribution list without asking. If their address gets harvested by spammers by being published here, so be it--turnabout is fair play.
There is no getting off this list. If you're on it and have something appropriate to say to me, use a different email address.
He also lists ALL of their email addresses, for the benefit of email spam harvesters.. . . tee hee
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Somehow I doubt the interns or recent english major graduates who are sending out these emails are going to care.
Posted by: 12th percentile | Oct 30, 2007 4:38:42 PM
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