Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

emails that makes you feel dirty

i get a lot of e-mail. few have made me feel as gross as this one.

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Bilaal Ahmed (Linktank) <ba@linktank.com> Date: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM Subject: Get Access To: Justin

Hi Justin -

My name is Bilaal and I founded Linktank a little over three years ago.

It started off as a simple challenge – an effort for me and my friends to make real connections in DC and develop our interests. We felt that gaining specialized knowledge and affecting change shouldn’t be limited to an established cohort of insiders.

We believed that anyone in this town with passion and a thirst for learning should have the opportunity to make connections and build expertise.

In other words: we deserve Access.

Today is a big step in realizing that vision. In May, we’re set to launch a brand new Linktank with a premium membership service we’re calling – what else? – Access.

The new Linktank solves the information overload dilemma. Access membership is a more direct connection with Washington's informed and influential through a revamped events service along with the ability to find relevant institutions, experts, and customized courses.

Preview the new Linktank with Access

We've spent months understanding your needs and challenges, building a new platform that will one day revolutionize how knowledge is shared and relationships are established in DC. We guarantee that you’ll love it immediately or we’ll give you a full refund.

As a way of saying thanks for believing in us, we’re offering a presale that gives you 12 months of Access membership at more than 50% off our standard price.

This is your opportunity to participate in some disruptive change. Let’s fix the status quo by building an ecosystem based on merit, passion, and ideas.


Bilaal Ahmed Founder, Linktank ba@linktank.com

PS. The presale is limited to the first 5,000 who sign up (less than 4% of our user base), and we expect it to sell out quickly.

my god, it's full of buzzwords.