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VGEmailDead

Source: VisibleGains

Category: Data Analysis, Technology, Think Tank, Web/Tech

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3 Responses to “Is Email Dead?”

  1. subscriptionblocker says:

    And the harder the government pushes their Soviet style surveillance – the faster the growth of “closed” nonpublic email systems…… systems these stats will never capture.

    (Thumb on nose salute)

    Every “public” email crossing borders from here leaves with this footer:

    Keywords: NSA peeper faggots need to get a real job. Your mother would be so proud?

    If the greater public started treating such “homeland security” clowns as child molesters – perhaps we’d have fewer of them. Shaming might be the only effective response to these creeps. A stint with the storm troopers should render one unemployable….not worthy of association with normal people.

  2. streeteye says:

    Web mail is declining although mobile mail is not
    http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/07/comscore-says-you-dont-got-mail-web-email-usage-declines-59-among-teens/
    http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/webmail-in-decline-as-mobile-mail-sky-rockets-922940

    As I think Shirky said, in the long run, no technology can survive the indifference of teenagers.

  3. bonzo says:

    Teenagers in my day (1960′s) didn’t send paper mail letters to one another. Didn’t mean we didn’t use paper mail once we grew up.

    All of the basic internet features were available by 1970, because these basic features reflect basic human needs. None of these basic features will ever die or even diminish in importance, though they might be transformed yet again:
    The web was originally FAQs in newsgroups or text files downloaded via ftp, with the ftp address stored in a newsgroup.
    website comment forums were originally newsgroups.
    SMS was originally chat, though of course computers weren’t mobile back then.
    Only email is largely unchanged from what it was in 1970.