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2013-05-14 02:36:58 PM
I'll rephrase it, so the rest of you don't have to bother reading it: "I don't use email, I just use every other social media service. I feel this makes me better than you."
 
2013-05-14 02:40:12 PM
"This originally appeared on LinkedIn."

So you won't use email but you'll use Linkedin. What is wrong with you?
 
2013-05-14 02:43:00 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: "This originally appeared on LinkedIn."

So you won't use email but you'll use Linkedin. What is wrong with you?


I guess he won't be receiving that password reset email then that will lock out his account.
 
2013-05-14 02:45:09 PM
"I no longer use email.  Feel free to text, IM, post to my Facebook wall, tweet, or message me on LinkedIn, none of which I've defined as 'email' for the sake of my banal rebellion."
 
2013-05-14 02:46:55 PM
on a monthly average of 1.2 million e-mails are being send to ús.

being send to ús.
 
2013-05-14 03:15:50 PM

abhorrent1: on a monthly average of 1.2 million e-mails are being send to ús.

being send to ús.


ALL OF YOUR EMAIL BEING SEND TO US!
 
2013-05-14 03:16:10 PM
Sometimes to Facebook or on Twitter

No.

Mr Guy: I'll rephrase it, so the rest of you don't have to bother reading it: "I don't use email, I just use every other social media service. I feel this makes me better than you."


Pretty much. Just another idiot that thinks he has this crazy digital world thing all figured out because he realized that much of it is superfluous redundant bullshiat and was able to drop one of the redundant bits. I don't use Facebook or Twitter and only reluctantly have started using Linkedin because I'm trying to get out of the cesspool that is my current employment situation. So since I've successfully omitted two pieces of superfluous bullshiat to this jagoff's one, I guess that means I win?
 
2013-05-14 03:55:10 PM

The Angry Hand of God: abhorrent1: on a monthly average of 1.2 million e-mails are being send to ús.

being send to ús.

ALL OF YOUR EMAIL BEING SEND TO US!


YOU HAVE NO CHANCE TO REPLY, MAKE YOUR TIME.  HA HA HA
 
2013-05-14 03:55:18 PM
I can send an email in like 3 lines of programming code, or probably one line in some of the more popular shell languages.

It takes 80 LoC, including references to about 12 different libraries and classes (done in bleeding edge framework versions because fark yeah!) to send a tweet to a person.

/Not sure what point I was making.
//Do hate OAuth, though.
 
2013-05-14 04:00:10 PM
If you have concerns that someone is eavesdropping without warrant use the USPO.  Still protected by the US constitution whereas the new tech is not.

www.theupsstoredc.com
 
2013-05-14 04:12:11 PM
If that alleged 2 hours worth of communication (probably overestimated considerably) was legitimate then he is now missing out, having more time to get a cup of coffee while being blissfully unaware of office dynamics is a poor tradeoff.
 
2013-05-14 04:18:34 PM
Email is the simplest, least obtrusive form of communication out there.
 
2013-05-14 04:24:32 PM

downstairs: Email is the simplest, least obtrusive form of communication out there.


But it takes a distant second to Note-Tied-to-a-Brick in the fun category.
 
2013-05-14 04:29:34 PM
I don't think it's necessary to quit e-mail. I think it's necessary to stop copying everyone on every single mail that's sent out. I wish, though, that people living in the age of making plans by sending out a mass e-mail and then hitting "reply all" would get it together and start using social media.

My dad has got to be one of the worst e-mailers I've ever met, though. When he sends around a link to a story that we HAVE to read, he doesn't send the link - he copies the text onto a Word document and then sends it AS AN ATTACHMENT. Then he wonders why I don't bother reading the damn stories.
 
2013-05-14 05:32:23 PM
I find that talking to coworkers is a huge waste of time so I quit doing it. I just act like they're not there and it's great. I have so much more free time.
 
2013-05-14 09:16:32 PM
Hey, they said they quit email - not that their receptionist quit email..

//i'd be willing to bet they're read/dictated..
 
2013-05-14 11:02:18 PM
This "rebellious" missive is flawed because every e-mail doesn't demand attention for one minute. A number of emails are short and require no response, ten seconds at most. Some you will never open.

If this guy, apparently a high-ranking member of this organization, is receiving lots of unnecessary email, perhaps they should reconfigure the way they operate internally so people aren't emailing the Director of Whatever Bullshiat with silly questions instead of their direct supervisors.

Or let me guess, this same Cutting Edge Business Maven created a policy not too long ago where he's the most accessible director ever and encourages everyone to leap the chain of command because he's in control and knows everything about everything and he's cool enough to respond to the bottom level, and now he's so ahead of the curve he's done with email.
 
2013-05-14 11:36:29 PM

No Soap Radio: This "rebellious" missive is flawed because every e-mail doesn't demand attention for one minute. A number of emails are short and require no response, ten seconds at most. Some you will never open.

If this guy, apparently a high-ranking member of this organization, is receiving lots of unnecessary email, perhaps they should reconfigure the way they operate internally so people aren't emailing the Director of Whatever Bullshiat with silly questions instead of their direct supervisors.

Or let me guess, this same Cutting Edge Business Maven created a policy not too long ago where he's the most accessible director ever and encourages everyone to leap the chain of command because he's in control and knows everything about everything and he's cool enough to respond to the bottom level, and now he's so ahead of the curve he's done with email.


And social networks are the best place to post trade secrets and other forms of secure communications.
 
2013-05-15 06:46:41 AM
Gee, I sure wish my job was the sort where I could willfully ignore such a huge amount of it and not get fired.
 
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