I'd prefer to opt in, thanks

Why did you add me to your email newsletter without my permission? (Strike 1.) Where’s the unsubscribe link? (Strike 2.) Why did you paste everybody’s email address in the To field? BCC Please. (Strike 3.)

Please read “Stop adding me to your email newsletter” by Chris Brogan.

When you’re done, setup an account with MailChimp. Then, you’ll have a legitimate email newsletter with a subscribe form for your website, an unsubscribe link in your emails, and keep your recipients’ email addresses safe.

My stuff isn't free

Why do some of my friends and contacts[1. Especially from Flickr] swipe my photos without asking or giving credit? Everyone who has gone through high school have written essays requiring citation of their sources.

The same applies with photos. Furthermore, according to Section 1202 of the U.S. Copyright Act[2. via Photo Attorney], cropping or cloning out watermarks is illegal.

My Flickr profile only says: “No use without permission.”

I don’t like embedding watermarks in my whole photos. Now I understand why some photographers do that and it’s not their fault.

I’m not just making a big deal out of this. Jim M. Goldstein and Merlin Mann would agree with me.