Spreading Education through Email Footers

One of the reasons I love about blogging are the thoughtful comments people leave. This is one of them I got on one of my recent Big Think articles and I think someone out there should build a startup around it.

You know, if we would just put a tidbit of education in the signature of each or our emails/spams, that would have to raise the level of common knowledge in the world. – Moon Stroller

I really dig this idea.

Last year I had a very interesting startup pitching at the This Week in Startups Paris Meetup called Mail for Good. After you installed the app you give one donation with sending out an email. Those donations are supported by adverts in the footer of your emails.

Now what if there was a possibility for you to add small “Did you know that…” phrases at the end of your email. You could choose the topics to match it to your interest or focus of your company, like languages, history, politics etc.

According to an estimate from the Radicati Group in April 2010 there are 294 billion emails sent each day. Imagine if only 1% had an interesting bite sized information for you to learn with a link to dig deeper into the topic.

  • http://twitter.com/rchphd Rick Harris

    I love your concept of Learning 2.0, but I think this idea of adding factoids to the bottom of emails runs counter to the concept. In fact it seems to run counter to your post titled “Cramming facts vs Learning Experience”.

    • http://kirstenwinkler.com KirstenWinkler

      If you add links to the factoids, they would actually be the first step stone for a learning experience. They might be “intelligent” like Google Ads that know your preferences and hence match your interests in history or what have you.

    • http://kirstenwinkler.com KirstenWinkler

      If you add links to the factoids, they would actually be the first step stone for a learning experience. They might be “intelligent” like Google Ads that know your preferences and hence match your interests in history or what have you.

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