And the fourth and final winner of the Fujitsu ScanSnap giveaway is …

Thank you to EVERYONE (all 6,695 of you!) who are now following @Unclutterer on Twitter and who have participated in our Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 giveaway. We have greatly enjoyed this giveaway! Now, let’s get on to the good stuff …

At 10:00 a.m. EDT, the random number generator picked the following number:


Which means, the winner of this week’s Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 is:


I have direct messaged the winner of the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 and she has 24 hours to respond.

Even though the four-week contest is over, you can still sign up to follow @Unclutterer on Twitter. Also, sign up to follow @ScanSnapIT for tips and tricks about reducing your paper clutter. BIG, AMAZING, GIGANTIC thanks to Fujitsu for doing such a generous giveaway for Unclutterer readers and our Twitter followers! I cannot express with words how much I have enjoyed awarding these ScanSnaps. It has brought so much happiness to my Thursdays.

Finally, happy Earth Day, everyone!

10 Comments for “And the fourth and final winner of the Fujitsu ScanSnap giveaway is …”

  1. posted by Unclutterer Fan on

    Thank god this contest is over; now I can delete my stupid twitter account and continue to ignore twitter like I always have.

    I’m sorry to sound like a whiner, but twitter represents everything I hate about the Information Age: non-stop, hyperactive “news” (and I use that term loosely) blaring at you from all corners whether you care to see it or not.

    I prefer to keep the physical and visual clutter in my life to a minimum; that’s why I appreciate a nicely designed and well- organized blog over twitter: blogs allow you to get the news you do want — in an orderly fashion and at your own convenience — and ignore the rest. Twitter’s 140 character limitation also encourages inane chatter rather than posts of substance.

    Thank you for the contest and for the thoughtful content you put into the Unclutterer blog.

  2. posted by mata on

    Not to sound mean-spirited, but I have to agree with “Unclutterer Fan”. This is the only time I’ve followed anyone on my cellphone with Twitter, and I very much suspect it will be my last. Twitter is the kind of the conceptual opposite of Unclutterer.

  3. posted by Erin Doland on

    @UncluttererFan and @mata — Social media is the exact same as all other media. You get to decide to consume it if you want to and when. Getting information digitally is the exact same as choosing which radio station to tune to, which nightly news outlet to watch, which magazines to subscribe to, or which websites to read. Or, you can obviously decide not to follow any media at all. It’s just data, and you’re in control. I don’t really understand why people spend so much effort and energy getting upset about social media … Hating social media is like hating something else inanimate like air or rocks or knowledge. Media is media is media.

  4. posted by Diane on

    First, thank you Erin for the SnapScan! Winning that was a wonderful surprise today. As far as Twitter, I agree completely with Erin’s comment. I have been on Twitter for over year after signing up to do peer counseling for other amputees. I constantly hear people complaining about not wanting to read about other people’s food consumption or whatever but out of the several hundred I follow on Twitter maybe 1% post such things. I follow many scientists, authors, musicians, people doing animal rescue and environmental work, artists, entrepreneurs – essentially all the people I’d love to talk to at a good party. Twitter is what you make of it.

  5. posted by Rue on

    @Unclutterer Fan A blog doesn’t necessarily contain only information you want. You can choose to skip over a post on a blog if you wish, and you can choose to scroll past a tweet on Twitter if you wish. Same concept, different forms.

    I would think that if you really have that much animosity toward social media that you wouldn’t have sacrificed your beliefs to enter a contest.

  6. posted by Unclutterer Fan on

    @Erin Doland – I disagree. Social media is not the exact same thing as other forms of media. Twitter and facebook may have started out as useful forms of communication, but now these services are little more than data mining platforms for their advertisers. I don’t “hate” them so much as I resent their constant unsolicited intrusion in my life.

    I think it’s sad that most people would rather babble about what they had for dinner to their facebook or twitter followers instead of having a genuine conversation with someone standing next to them in line at the store. Or they’d rather “tweet” to their lonely grandparent instead of calling on the phone… or that one would have to sign up for a service that s/he neither wants nor uses just to enter a contest.

    You do NOT get to decide to consume it if you want to and when — you sign up, add some people or sites you’re interested in, and from that moment on, tweets are pushed at you in a neverending stream of chatter, much like a scrolling stock market ticker tape or those annoying ads that pulsate across the screen when you’re trying to watch a tv show. This type of social media makes it very difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff and you are most definitely NOT in control, unlike with a magazine, a newspaper, or a website you decide to read.

    @Rue – I’m not sacrificing my “beliefs” to enter a contest; it’s a preference, not a religion. Once the contest was over, I deleted my account and all was well again. I simply would have preferred to avoid the mental clutter of maintaining a twitter account in the first place.

  7. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Unclutterer Fan — You left Twitter on all the time? No wonder you hate it! I would hate CNN if I constantly had it playing in the background, too. Turn it on when you want to, read through the messages you find interesting, and turn it off. A constant barrage of tweets would be evil!

    I don’t believe social media replaces face-to-face communication. In fact, I think it increases it. For example: thanks to Facebook, I have coffee with people I know each time I travel — some of them I haven’t seen since high school. When I was injured a few weeks ago, I tweeted about it from my personal twitter account, and four friends immediately called to offer assistance.

    Honestly, the only people I know who write about what they had for dinner are my friends who are professional chefs, restaurant reviewers, or cookbook authors. Most people who use social media don’t use it to replace face-to-face contact or blabber on about every mundane experience in their lives — they recognize it as another form of media.

    But, like I said earlier, if you kept it on constantly, I can definitely see how that would be annoying.

  8. posted by Un-Unclutterer on

    This blog is getting worse and worse all the time. Before the book it was okay, lately every time I come here I am more and more disappointed. Giveaways are not helping, how about some content?

  9. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Un-Unclutterer — Ugh. Really? You honestly have nothing better to do than complain in the comments about something that isn’t true? Two of the posts we wrote this week have some of the highest traffic numbers we’ve had this year. I’d delete your comment except for then you would complain about me deleting your comment.

    Please take the time to read this article from Wednesday, it might help you to gain some perspective:

  10. posted by Abby on

    How strange to use this thread as a way to whine about twitter. I love twitter. Use in a million positive ways – personally and professionally (I have to very separate accounts). I’m really bummed I didn’t win, but I will keep following both accounts. Congrats to those who did win.

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