Does your email address say you're a rube? | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Opinions are often formed by many subtle factors. Can your email address sink you in the eyes of the tech glitteratti?

   
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[ Does your email tag you as ] from the eighties, perhaps someone's grandfather, or...an out-of-touch father-in-law?
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Simple test, think fast. What are your first impressions?

  • dloudon22@gmail.com
  • dloudon22@cfl.rr.com
  • dloudon22@aol.com
  • dickloudon@facebook.com
  • dloudon22@greenmtnbb.net
  • dick@dickloudon.com

 

The first email address, ....seems perfectly normal. The only red flag is the idea that there are 22 other dloudons, ...... you weren't creative enough to come up with a unique name. You lose a point, but you still seem reasonably current. [UNLESS you] used beerlover@gmail.com or marysdad@gmail.com....


dloudon22@cfl.rr.com and dloudon22@greenmtnbb.net

===> definitely shows you as a rube, because you'd have to change your email address if you move. It doesn't demonstrate that you care deeply about your email address. You just took what you were given.


dloudon22@aol.com = you're a bed and breakfast owner from the eighties, perhaps someone's grandfather, or at the very least an out-of-touch father-in-law.


dickloudon@facebook.com

...you're probably too into Facebook...and you spend half your salary on in-game purchases of extra radishes so your farm will grow faster.

You're too risky.


dick@dickloudon.com


.... if you've filled out your self-promotional space properly (and that probably also means you're @dickloudon on Twitter), then you're probably quite a good candidate for the gig.

    
You know how to register a domain, set up a site, promote yourself, and do it tastefully.


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