A New Service Anonymously Scolds Managers for Pointless Meetings
At one point in InsideHook’s history, half my day was taken up with meetings. And meetings about meetings. And, occasionally, a one-on-one meeting to prep for a pre-meeting about a meeting.
The passive-aggressive response I needed: Should Have Been an Email, a site that anonymously shames group-planning fanatics.
It’s simple to use: just forward the meeting invite to one of two different email addresses, depending on whether you want to shame all the attendees (firstname.lastname@example.org) or just the organizer (email@example.com) — basically, the person who thought “Volunteer Selection for Sunday marathon run” was worth an hour of your time. Note: The email needs to have an attached meeting event .ics file.
From there, the site sends a “strongly typed email” to the person or organizer on your list. Not in your name, though.
While fun in theory, a few people seem put off by the anonymous criticism. As one Product Hunt commenter put it, “Alternatively you could grow a pair and talk to them about it.”