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Email failing

Posted by: on May 21, 2008 | 2 Comments

Quote of the day:

There’s too much wrong with email. 14-year-old girls know this. I’m just trying to catch up.

Sure. I’m finding myself using Twitter’s direct messaging more for on-the-fly contacts (and I really wish Twitter would buy some new servers to compensate). Email is good for moving large texts and small attachments, but it doesn’t work well for short conversations, group conversations, public conversations, or especially mobile conversations. That’s why people are expanding their media ecosystems; email no longer serves as a best-fit solution for the many communication tasks that we’ve funneled through it.

Faster Future: Publishing possibilities now and beyond: How many 14 year olds use email?

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2 Comments

  1. David Cushman
    May 22, 2008

    when is your next book out? Point it at me? dc

  2. Clay Spinuzzi
    May 22, 2008

    Hi, David. Here’s the Amazon page and the Cambridge.org page; both of them are listing just the subtitle right now, but that should be fixed by the time the book comes out in September/October.

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