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Old 3 Oct 2013, 05:11 AM   #1
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"At college, email gets failing grades"

Thought this might interest you. It's about how college students are now disdaining email.

"Email is a boring thing." Really? I'm guessing that the boring part is the student, not the general medium of email.


Here's the article:

http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/at...-grades-426716
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Old 3 Oct 2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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I wasn't going to read the article, but I did. My opinionated remark is still the same: Because text email lacks the 'instantaneous' (which it really doesn't) and the 'flashiness' (which it doesn't if one cares to format a HTML mail) of IM's and texting, I'm not surprised that the MTV generation and their fauna feel that way.
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Old 3 Oct 2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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I didn't want to read the article either, but I did. It seems that email is becoming ancient, and is slowly becoming as infamous as handwriting.
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Old 3 Oct 2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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We are dumbing down. Simple as that. When I see 60 year olds checking facebook on their iphones for stupid internet meme's people forward to each other I know the end is near. I make a living (such as it is) using the internet, and I can predict at least half of my retail customers don't read the email I send them regarding their purchase. My own family doesn't read half the email I send. I refuse to "join" Facebook PERIOD.
We've returned back to the old AOL chatroom era.
Our culture reminds me more of my old Jr. High cafeteria than anything else. Cliques, and instantaneous gossip is what it's all about.
Wake me up when Facebook is dead.
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Old 3 Oct 2013, 04:54 PM   #5
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Wake me up when Facebook is dead.
We'll send you an e-mail.

But by the time you read it, you may have missed the party:

1m-highgate-home-ruined-when-600-revellers-turn-up-to-teenagers-facebook-party
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Old 4 Oct 2013, 03:51 AM   #6
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We'll send you an e-mail.

But by the time you read it, you may have missed the party:

1m-highgate-home-ruined-when-600-revellers-turn-up-to-teenagers-facebook-party
Thanks, you got me on that one. I needed a good laugh
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Old 5 Oct 2013, 09:41 PM   #7
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Email can never be totally ignored. Because even all those Facebook/MySpace/Twitter junkies need an email address to sign up. Also, at some point they will have to send out resumes to apply for jobs, and once they have a job there is internal communication within the company as well as communication with customers -- all of those will remain based, I really don't see job applications and letters from a company board to employees being spread by Facebook or Twitter.

Also, at some point people get bored of toys. Twitter and Facebook won't be around forever as popular as they are now. A new hype will instead show up, and to join that one people again will need... an email address.

So really, I do think email will survive all of those popular social networks, because of the necessarity to sign up for networks via email and because of professional communication still being heavily email focused.

PS: handwriting is also far from dead. Would you like to receive a loveletter written by hand and with a nice rose attached, or a message on Facebook with a heart emoticon?
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Old 5 Oct 2013, 09:45 PM   #8
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Would you like to receive a loveletter written by hand and with a nice rose attached, or a message on Facebook with a heart emoticon?
It depends what I think that the writer might want in return.
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Old 5 Oct 2013, 09:54 PM   #9
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It depends what I think that the writer might want in return.
Your love, your heart. And then I mean not a heart emoticon

The day we declare our love per Twitter or by emoticons, romance is officially dead. What happened to sending a lovely letter with a flower attached, or singing a serenade under her balcony? Nowadays we'd send her a "heart" emoticon per SMS and play an MP3 in front of her door?!
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Old 5 Oct 2013, 11:19 PM   #10
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I'm a college student and I love email. But your absolutely right I feel like I'm in the minority. I work in a technology lab on campus and it amazes me when students do not even realize they have a University issued email account or have to ask us what the domain name of it is. (We utilize scanners that you can only send the scan to a University email address and people sometimes have to ask us what their own address is. Always a fun question.)
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Old 6 Oct 2013, 02:54 AM   #11
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It's not just college kids. My own kids (13 to 21) will never answer an email if I send one to them. Have to use SMS or Facebook to get a response. Hell even my wife does not do email. Several of my older friends (I am 59) also have gone away from email. Now if can only convince my "forwarder" friends to do the same.

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Old 11 Oct 2013, 06:31 PM   #12
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PS: handwriting is also far from dead. Would you like to receive a loveletter written by hand and with a nice rose attached, or a message on Facebook with a heart emoticon?
Very soon the only option available will be 'a message on Facebook with a heart emoticon' . I don't think postal service will remain active after 40-50 years to come.
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Old 13 Oct 2013, 12:44 AM   #13
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Email will survive but it will integrate these twitter/facebook features.

Sometimes I feel Blackberry was destroyed by facebook and twitter rather than Apple or Android.

They could not compete with these new methods of communication - skype, twitter, facebook etc..
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Old 16 Jul 2020, 05:11 PM   #14
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I wasn't going to read the article, but I did. My opinionated remark is still the same: Because text email lacks the 'instantaneous' (which it really doesn't) and the 'flashiness' (which it doesn't if one cares to format a HTML mail) of IM's and texting, I'm not surprised that the MTV generation and their fauna feel that way.
I don't see any problem with young generation disdaining email except that texting in whatever messenger blurs the boundaries between official and friendly communication. At the same time the world is changing too fast to read/write long e-mail with a lot of polite but irrelevant information. Even my colleagues at ADVERTISING REMOVED are switching to texting.

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