Stop, Don't Push That Button
Kevin Salwen on Technology
What on Earth are folks thinking when they send emails? Clearly not about the recipient.
A new survey by The Creative Group in Menlo Park, Calif., asked ad and marketing people to name the most annoying aspect of communicating with business contacts online. The results were a tie: 29 percent said receiving large unsolicited files was the worst, while another 29 percent chose superfluous 'reply all' messages. Others on the list: overly long messages (16 percent), typos or grammatical errors (13) and having to scroll to find info (6).
I've got to add my personal pet peeve to these: The 'I received this message' requirement that forces me to click yes or no on whether I want to tell someone I got their email before I can even read the message. Ever try to have an email conversation with one of those?
What bugs you?