July 22, 2012
Opinionated email signatures
Protocol.by is a creation by some students at Harvard and the MIT Media Lab. I describe it as an “opinionated email signature” – opinionated in the sense that instead of just listing your contact information it tells people how to use it.
I think this is sorely needed – I’m often frustrated when I try to get in touch with someone but don’t receive a timely response just because I was contacting them the wrong way.
The problem with protocol.by is it seems too cold to use with strangers – it’s like Shortmail in that it only plays well with like-minded people or if contacting you is desirable enough for people to put up with your peculiarities.
I wish there was a more friendly way to provide this information and that everyone used it.
For what it’s worth, here’s my protocol. I tried to make it friendly.
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