This e-mail will self destruct.
It was a matter of time before marketers found another way to reach audiences. This time, it comes with a bang and a few scratches. US company, BigString is hawking a video e-mail self destructing software. Fortunately, or unfortunately, they weren’t the first.
BigString isn’t alone. In the United Kingdom a year ago, a company called Stalleium unveiled a service called StealthText that allowed users to send phone text messages that would immediately delete themselves after being read.
I’m all for new technology and ways increase the business market in open economy. I am just curious with disappearing text and video what proof for existence does an e-mail hold then? And where will it go from here?
It’s both privacy protection and a tool for big marketing campaigns,” Mr. Myman said. “We’ve created the high-pressure video—‘you have to act now’.” Besides marketers, he is targeting “people who are worried that something could end up on YouTube.”
Besides allowing content to destroy itself, BigString’s software makes it “very difficult to print or save” a photo, video, or text message, Mr. Myman said.
It’s an interesting nitch buisness. But I can’t stop to think how much I hate spam, let alone spam that will self destruct and leave me even more annoyed.
Who will stop Doctor Claw, is there time Inspector Gadget?