Makin bacn

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: squeakymarmot

Hip new acronym or buzz word? Kinda. It all started at Podcamp Pittsburgh and it’s been taking over my Twitter airwaves every since.

But just what is bacn aside from sounding like a delicious meat from a magical animal?

It started at the registration desk at Podcamp Pittsburgh 2 on Saturday afternoon. We (Andy Quayle, Jesse Hambley, Tommy Vallier, Jason Head, Val Head and Ann Turiano) were having an amusing discussion about back bacon (aka Canadian bacon) and how some people we know twitter so much we have to turn off notifications for them.

Tommy Vallier mentioned that back bacon is also called peameal bacon. You’ll notice that sounds like”email bacon”. Suddenly, we had both a concept and a name for it. Email bacn – notifications you want, just not right now. It’s not spam – you signed up for it and you actually DO want that information – but yet it still feels like it’s wasting your time. [ThisisPortable]

The group registered a domain on the spot,, and posted the following video.

Will it catch on? More than likely. There was a need for those emails to be named, and that name is now… bacn.

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  1. gusgreeperTuesday, August 21st, 2007 — 6:39am PDT

    first time someone made me eat peameal bacon i did not believe them it was even bacon it looked like ham to me.

  2. JohnTuesday, August 21st, 2007 — 11:21am PDT

    Dave Winer just asked what ‘bacn tweets’ are on twitter….he suggested ‘beggin strips’ treats for dogs 😉

  3. JennieTuesday, August 21st, 2007 — 2:59pm PDT

    I might need to make a shirt that says “I witnessed the creation of Bacn.”

  4. fotoeinsTuesday, August 21st, 2007 — 3:37pm PDT

    Save-On Meats!

    re. bacn:

    Oh dear, whatever happened to “iwin”, or “i-want-it-now”?

  5. ChrisWednesday, August 22nd, 2007 — 12:27pm PDT

    Ugh, even boing boing is covering it:

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  7. Miss604’s Canuck Life :: A Vancouver Blog » Blog Archive » Lululemon, Tasing, Bridge of Death, LocavoresThursday, November 15th, 2007 — 7:44am PST

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    […] vacation contests and prizes at various booths so I know I’m probably going to have a ton of bacn in the coming months. I also entered the draw for a pair of blue suede rollerskates at the Terminal […]

  9. Miss604’s Vancouver Blog » Things I Love: Google and GmailWednesday, February 13th, 2008 — 11:03am PST

    […] passwords, love notes, announcements, wedding invitations, silly photos and a whole lot of bacn. My nephew being born, the first time my husband sent me an email including the words “I Love […]

  10. Tuesday Morning Link Fest: Happy Thoughts » Vancouver Blog Miss 604Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 — 8:47am PDT

    […] Beth Snow has bandaids that look like strips of bacon (not bacn). Yes, this is a happy thought because she is getting better and really, you can’t beat […]

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