Low-priority email that is somewhere between the spam
& personal email that enters your inbox every day. Examples include account alerts, newsletters, payment receipts and twitter requests. Bacn
differentiates itself from spam
in that it's email that you probably want to receive, but just don't have the time to deal with right now, and it has become an increasing problem in the age of web 2.0 & online social networking.
The term was coined by folks at the PodCamp Pittsburgh 2 Conference on or around August 19th, 2007.
More info here: http://www.bacn2.com/
Joe: Dude, I missed my brother's bar mitzvah because I spent the day reading through all the bacn in my inbox.
Danny: You're such a tool.
Joe: Can't... stop. Too weak... to manage alerts. Must... label... auto-archive... cut the fat.