KnowTechie's Weekly Download #42: Cleaning house, baby

We gave a bunch of subscribers the boot 🥾, here's why....


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Good afternoon , it’s Sunday, July 7th, and there’s a lot of ground to cover.

If you thought summer's heat was the only thing causing a stir, think again. From cyber ransom demands shaking up the entertainment industry to tech updates igniting user outrage, it’s clear that security and satisfaction are hotter topics than ever.

Buckle up, this week’s top stories that show how technology's growing pains are making waves across different sectors.

  • ✉️ Meet

  • ℹ Quick update

  • ⚡️ Tech Snippets

  • 📰 The Headlines

  • 🗞️ Notable Mentions

  • 🤡 Moron of the week

  • 🛠️ Tools

  • 💰 Deals

Quick update: I did some serious list maintenance over the past week and unsubscribed a bunch of unengaged subscribers from the newsletter.

I’m talking like 80% of the list. It hurt. I took great pride in having a somewhat large following, but to be completely honest, it wasn’t real and it hurt us more than I thought it was helping.

Now, if you’re reading this thinking that I’m going to boot you off the list for whatever reason – this isn’t the case. The people who were unsubscribed include:

  • People who entered a giveaway but never bothered to open any of the emails they received afterward.

  • Subscribers with invalid or bouncing email addresses

  • Anyone who hadn’t opened an email over a 30-day span

  • Accounts that were flagged as spam or inactive.

If you're reading this, it means you're an engaged reader, and I truly appreciate your support.

Going forward, the 30-day rule will be enabled from here on out. Don’t worry; we’ll send you a couple of emails to let you know you’re at risk of being removed and will give you the option to stay on or to unsubscribe.

Closing this out, I want to thank all of you who are sticking this out with me and the folks who opted back in or completed feedback surveys; THANK YOU.


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