Has email died and gone to computer heaven?
I was reading an article this week that I found to be pretty interesting. This article was about how kids in today’s society don’t really understand what the point of an email is. Though I am not really surprised by this thought, it did make me sit back for a minute and think: is email a dead part of society? I mean, if you think about it, when was the last time you told someone you would email them something? I am not talking about interaction through a social network, I am talking about personal messages, through email. In a recent survey of today’s teenager, 44% of students said that email has its place and will stick around for a little while yet; while 41% said that social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have taken over email and made it no longer a useful tool. 15% of students were not quite sure what the future held for the once popular form of communication. I believe that there is a time and a place for email and also believe that there is a separate time and place for social networking. If you are in a corporate environment, then it’s more professional and safe to email information back and forth; if you are just having a casual conversation amongst friends, then it is more practical to use a social network. It will be interesting to see what really does happen to the world of email in the next few years.
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Do you think email is a dead form of communication? If you still use email, what importance does it have to you?