Voicemail? Who Uses Voicemail Any More?
from the so-last-millennium dept
Could it be that voicemail is going to become a cultural marker of a generation? Just 25 years after voicemail was invented, new studies suggest that kids have lost interest in it. Instead, they use SMS or IM to communicate if the person isn’t available to talk via voice (and often, even if they are). The suggestion is that the younger generation doesn’t believe in time shifting communication, but wants answers right away. In other words, they want synchronous communication, and realize that the tools given to them make that possible. Tools that delay communication, then, are of less interest. Anyone want to bet that this impacts email as well? So, perhaps a few years from now, people making use of voicemail will seem dated.