Sorry to interrupt your normal psych/neuro programming, but this is just a short note to say that I have retired the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. If you wish to contact me or Vaughan, please tweet us (details in rightbar).
I’ve retired the email address because of the amount of PR spam I’ve been getting, which has lowered the signal to noise ratio of this account so much it isn’t worth checking anymore. One of the reasons I get so much PR spam is because people like Vocus PR are selling my email address, to publishers and University Press offices, who then send me email about things I’m not interested in. For a while I was collecting the email addresses of these people so I could block them in gmail. My list is here. I invite you to do a search for these addresses and label them spam (warning: this list contains real people from respectable organisations, but since they work in PR I am happy never to hear from them again).
If anyone can think of a good crowdsourced way of breaking the business model of people like Vocus, I’d love to hear from you.