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. Youâ€™ll notice that sounds likeâ€email baconâ€. Suddenly, we had both a concept and a name for it. Email bacn – notifications you want, just not right now. Itâ€™s not spam – you signed up for it and you actually DO want that information – but yet it still feels like itâ€™s wasting your time. [ThisisPortable]
The group registered a domain on the spot, bacn2.com, 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.