Similar to Internet spam, this term covers news alerts and other email that individuals signed up to receive but may never get around to actually reading. Much like the pork product it is named after, bacn is something we desire even though it clogs our (electronic) arteries. And like many techy terms, it is willfully misspelled. Bacn was coined in August at a gathering of new media experts dubbed PodCamp Pittsburgh. That's right something hip started in Pittsburgh.
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