Self-promotion via out-of-office autoreply

One man's way to boost his page views: include URLs to his blog and book promotion pages in autoreply e-mail messages--even when he's actually in the office.

I emailed a media friend today to ask if he'd have time to meet when I'm in New York next month. The reply? Classic.

Matt Asay

Mindless sheep that I am, I'm now on his blog. :-)

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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