SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Is email dead, too?
Re: [Sigia-l] Is email dead, too?
On 18 Jul 2007, at 21:12, Ziya Oz wrote:
> Just ask a group of teen Internet entrepreneurs, who readily admit
> traditional e-mail is better suited for keeping up professional
> relationships or communicating with adults.
> "I only use e-mail for my business and to get sponsors," Martina
> Butler, the
> host of the teen podcast Emo Girl Talk, said during a panel
> discussion here
> at the Mashup 2007 conference, which is focused on the technology
> generation. With friends, Bulter said she only sends notes via a
> "Sometimes I say I e-mailed you, but I mean I Myspace'd or
> Facebook'ed you,"
> she said.
That's been my experience of teens too. Mobile/Texts -> Social
network -> IM -> e-mail seems to be the current order of preference
for social communications.
It'll be interesting to see if the more formal communications get
dragged further up that chain as they move into the workplace.
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