Want People to Answer Your Emails? Avoid These Words [INFOGRAPHIC]
‘Loading your message with words such as “confirm,” “join,” “press,” or “invite” is not a good idea if you want a response, says data from Baydin, the makers of email plugin Boomerang.
‘Baydin recently extracted data from five million emails its users handled — either using the company’s “email game” or scheduled for later via Boomerang. It found that some subject-line words, such as “apply” and “opportunity,” got more responses than words from the aforementioned list.
‘Its data also suggests the best time to send emails is before work. Users who scheduled messages to read later, using Boomerang, most often wanted to deal with them around 6 a.m.
‘Already sending emails packed with “opportunity” at 6 a.m. and not getting a response? You’re in good company.
‘Baydin’s average email game player deleted about half of the 147 messages he or she received each day. Ninety minutes of the two hours he or she spent on email each day went to just 12 messages…’
Tracking Terrorists With Social Media Game
‘The U.S. government wants to more aggressively track terrorists on social media — and it’s asking for your help.
‘The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Prague are sponsoring a social media gaming contest to test ways social media and open source data can be used to track terrorists and locate missing children.
‘The FBI announced last month it plans to develop an app to monitor public social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, and this game shows the government is still looking for ways to expand its social media tracking abilities.
‘Tag Challenge, the social media game, will be played by people in Washington D.C., New York City, London, Stockholm, Sweden and Bratislava, Slovakia on March 31.
‘Here’s how the game works…’
US Doesn’t Like Philippine Banking Law
‘The US government had criticized Philippine laws and local court rulings that block investigation and prosecution of suspected corrupt government officials, according to several US embassy cables published by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
‘Unclassified cable 08MANILA622, dated March 12, 2008 and sent by then Ambassador Kristey Kenney to the US Secretary of State, said anti-corruption efforts in the Philippines were being hampered by local institutions themselves.
“’Investigations are hindered by Philippine banking secrecy laws that limit access to certain crucial financial information, and by poor protection for would-be whistleblowers,” said the cable, which was the US Embassy’s 2008 report on the Philippines regarding the International Anticorruption And Good Governance Act…’
Online Dating Fraud Rose 150% Last Year
‘Lonely hearts seeking love this Valentine’s Day, be wary. Online dating fraud rose by 150% percent in 2011 as scammers and hucksters turned up the false charm and predatory trolling.
‘That’s according to data shared with Mashable by fraud protection agency Iovation, which works with several major Internet dating services. Iovation reached that number by employing patented technology that analyzes hardware and software, rather than mine for personal information, says Molly O’Hearn, vice president of operations…’
If that doesn’t scare you, here’s…
7 New Sites for Finding Your Match
‘A team commissioned by the Association of Psychological Science recently deemed the purely algorithmic approach to online dating no more effective at predicting compatibility than a good old-fashioned chat.
‘We’re not sure that any of the seven approaches below would be any more effective. But many of them are certainly more fun…’