Email Is For Old People?

from the get-with-the-program dept

A few years ago, we pointed to a report in Asia, where kids were saying that email was for old people, and they were more focused on things like text messaging. This may have just been foreshadowing a larger trend, highlight by an article in Slate about how, just as older generations have embraced emails, kids have moved on to many different forms of communication from instant messaging to text messaging to private messaging through social networks to broadcast messaging through Twitter and Facebook news feeds. And, while it worries the reporter a bit, he's come to accept it and realize that kids are simply figuring out the best, most efficient way to communicate different messages -- where email as a one-size-fits-all communication system is a bit clunky. That's not to say that email is going away any time soon -- but that it's not nearly as important a communication tool as many "older" people seem to assume it is.

Filed Under: email, generation gap, kids, private messaging, text messaging


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    Luke, 27 Apr 2010 @ 6:58pm

    old comments

    Wow so narrow minded people!!!
    How about you get with the times and use facebook to get your business in the faces of your customers?
    Slowly but surely people will realise that facebook etc is a great tool for businesses to tell people about there products. There's millions of people using it after all.
    Alot of commenters on here are the typical "old" people at work who expect to be promoted just because there old but dont instead the younger staff get the job.

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