The Daily Ping

Apple did not consult with us when they named Ping, Ping.

December 30th, 2008

The Unsubscribe Delay

Thanks to the internet, I can look up information in just seconds. What’s the name of the actor who stars on both Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls? Got it. Lee Pace, of course. How many seconds are in 12 days? 1,036,800. Sure. Where can I download a fart application for the iPhone? iTunes, naturally.

So tell me, then, why the hell it takes almost every email unsubscribe application 3-5 days or more to remove me from its lists.

Sierra Trading Post is currently on my hit list because of this. They’re a good company overall with good prices and quick shipping. But since my order from them just two weeks ago, I’ve gotten at least one so-called “ham” email from them every day except for Christmas Day itself. Last night I got three. And of course, I asked to be unsubscribed last Tuesday.

When it seems like there’s no good technological reason for something, it makes me upset.

Posted in Technology

J Mannion December 30, 2008, 6:51 pm

Simple, they hope you eill change your mind and stay.

What is this then?

The Daily Ping is the web's finest compendium of toilet information and Oreo™® research. Too much? Okay, okay, it's a daily opinion column written by two friends. Did we mention we've been doing this for over ten years? Tell me more!

Most Popular Pings