57 thoughts on “Debating the future of email

  1. To Diego who asked “Can you see businesses using Twitter/Facebook for their work?” the answer is “yes.” With secure Facebook widgets, enabled by a company called WorkLight (http://www.myworklight.com), it’s already happening.

  2. I’m reading all of the great comments and I have to say that YES, social networking, blogging and some great ideas we haven’t even heard of yet are the FUTURE.

    What everyone here is failing to remember is that Email in the “BUSINESS” world in many ways is Still the future. Fine, Mr Big Companies have been doing it along time, but what about the Mom & Pop shops that are just beginning to play with constant contact. Sure, progressive companies can leverage new technologies, but till someone packages it up nice and neat and then get’s all of the small business owners to understand it…well – email still hasn’t hit full swing on that side of the world. It’s like handheld applications 15 years ago. They were going to change the world…and you know what they did, but how they have and are being integrated today is not what people expected them to be. I think that’s where we are headed with email. It will fade, but I can tell you, responsible fax broadcasting STILL works. Just my 2 cents.

  3. I’m reading all of the great comments and I have to say that YES, social networking, blogging and some great ideas we haven’t even heard of yet are the FUTURE.

    What everyone here is failing to remember is that Email in the “BUSINESS” world in many ways is Still the future. Fine, Mr Big Companies have been doing it along time, but what about the Mom & Pop shops that are just beginning to play with constant contact. Sure, progressive companies can leverage new technologies, but till someone packages it up nice and neat and then get’s all of the small business owners to understand it…well – email still hasn’t hit full swing on that side of the world. It’s like handheld applications 15 years ago. They were going to change the world…and you know what they did, but how they have and are being integrated today is not what people expected them to be. I think that’s where we are headed with email. It will fade, but I can tell you, responsible fax broadcasting STILL works. Just my 2 cents.

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