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End of Email Era

End of Email Era: “The email era is coming to an end because replacement communication means such as Internet messengers, mini-homepages (dubbed “one-man media”), and SMS are wielding their power. As a consequence, the stronghold of email, once the favorite of the Internet, is being shaken from its roots.”
Comment: I agree with the point this article makes (that many people are finding value in email alternatives for communicating)…but I disagree with its assertion that email is coming to an end. The “all or nothing” mentality that plagues most advocates of new technologies is evident in the article. I still use email. It is a part of my overall toolkit for communication – allong with RSS, blogs, IM, Skype, etc. It’s not one or the other…it’s about selecting the right tool for the right task. Often, that’s still email.