red5ish: Twitter and Facebook, for example, each have messaging systems built in that replicate the direct - and private - contact e-mail provides, but have controls for users to limit who can contact them.1. This made me laugh.2. The author doesn't know how to use or manage email."I check Facebook first, then Twitter, then Instagram after that," said Kate Scott, a 21-year-old Boston University student.3. I laughed even harder.
farkeruk: You sign up, get services for free, but they're going to make you pay for it, one way or another.
poot_rootbeer: GoodHomer: For any government agency on in any business, e-mail is not only about communication, but documentation.Bcc: THIS.If you don't follow up critical meetings and office talks with an email in the format "Per our conversation, the issue is _____ and my next steps will be to _____ and ____, please let me know if I have misunderstood anything," then you are setting yourself up to get farked.
Fark_Guy_Rob: 1.) Buy a domain name (farker.com)2.) Setup the server to forward anything @ farker.com to your e-mail address3.) Whenever you need to give out an e-mail address, give a unique one.For example....if you are ordering something from amazon use 'AmazonOrders[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]rekraF[* image 7x13]com' if you sign up with your local bank use 'WellsFargo[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]rekraF[* image 7x13]com'Now when you suddenly start getting spam you can tell which company sold you out - because the spam will be arriving from the account you ONLY gave to them. Not only can you setup a rule to forward everything to that particular e-mail straight to your trash - you can vote with your wallet, make a fuss, and explain why you won't be doing business with companies that sell your e-mail address.
LouDobbsAwaaaay: Academics phone.And by that, we mean "we found one academic who prefers to use a phone".
Silverstaff: Dinki: Can we file this in the same folder as "the PC is dead"?Yup, under "B" for Bullshiat.When I'm at work, I get e-mails from my boss. I don't get tweets from him, or texts. If he's got a lot of things to communicate, an e-mail is a lot more practical than a phone call.When I'm at work, a PC is way more practical to use than a tablet or mobile phone for doing actual work.The pundits who say that e-mail and PC's are dead are forgetting that people actually use computers and the internet for actual work and not just sitting around fapping to porn, chatting with their friends and yammering on about reality TV shows.
Dinki: Can we file this in the same folder as "the PC is dead"?
Generation_D: Email is dead.Um, yeah. I work in a company that sends from 10 to 200 emails internally a day, some of which a good 10 at least need to be responded to.Not everyone is going to sit on the tweeters for internally-sensitive details, and chat is just a really poor substitute for email due to its never ending stream of suck.Writers that declare "the end of" usually have a reason for marketing themselves as "being out in front of" something else. And are usually full of crap.
kab: Email dead? Keep telling yourself that subby."Here's the thing: You hand people cards and they send you e-mail," said Rudina Seseri, a partner at the Cambridge venture capital firm Fairhaven Capital, who no longer puts her e-mail address on business cards. "If someone actually cares what I think, they can make an effort and follow me on Twitter."Here's the thing. Anyone who wants to do business with you likely doesn't care what you think of anything else. So good luck with that whole 'make an effort' thing.
The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: The old ways are best. That's why I use smoke signals.
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