Friday, November 23, 2012

Around The Net

  • Facebook May Eliminate Users' Ability to Restrict Incoming EmailsVancouver Sun

    Facebook is drawing criticism for its new position on users' email permissions on the site. Currently Facebook users can restrict who on the site may send them messages through the site's email system, but Facebook has said it wants to eliminate that restriction and replace it with new filters for managing incoming messages. When asked if this change would open up Facebook users to unwanted spam a Facebook spokesperson said only that, "that the company carefully monitors user interaction and feedback to find ways to enhance the user experience." ...Read the whole story

  • Tablet Audience Could Double After ChristmasMarketingVOX

    According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, tablet ownership nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December 2011 and early January 2012, with iPads and other tablets being exceptionally popular under the tree. The same trend is expected this year. Nielsen surveyed consumers on their tablet purchase intentions and based on the results expects a surge in tablet ownership comparable to last Christmas. ...Read the whole story

  • Signs Point To A Big Cyber Monday For RetailersMarketing Charts

    Reports from Adobe, comScore, CouponCabin.com and Nielsen look at Cyber Monday from different angles, but all point towards a strong Cyber Monday for retailers. Consumer spending on Monday is expected to increase; consumer awareness of Cyber Monday is up from 48% to 61%; and more consumers plan to shop on Cyber Monday than on Black Friday. ...Read the whole story

  • About-Face on Email Surveillance Bill CNET

    Senator Patrick Leahy has abandoned his controversial proposal for an email surveillance bill that would allow government agencies to search citizens' email accounts without a warrant. The bill came under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union, FreedomWorks and other organizations.  ...Read the whole story

Can't We All Just Get Along? Deliverability As An Optimization Problem

I'm on several spirited discussion lists where email marketers and deliverability folks hang out. Over the last few years, I've seen this conversation played out many times: Deliverability Person (and Occasional "Enlightened" Marketer): "Target, target, target. ...More