November 30, 2004
The Rumors of Email’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, Part II
Fred beat me to it. There was an interesting article floating around yesterday about how Korea, which is one of the cutting edge nations in terms of technology usage, is finding that younger people prefer electronic communications like SMS text messaging and IM to email. Fred says he sees that trend here in his teenage kids as well.
It will be interesting to see how this develops. It may be over the long haul that more personal communication happens over SMS and IM, but I’m still a believer in email for more formal business communications, any longer form note, and distribution of content or marketing that is best served on a larger screen and in a less intrusive way.