The TOP DOG Says Email is "Probably Going Away"...

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What Do You Think?...

Facebook Thinks Email is "Probably Going Away"

"In consumer technology, if you want to know what people like us will do tomorrow, you look at what teenagers are doing today, and the latest figures say that only 11% of teenagers email daily. So email (I can't imagine life without it) is probably going away. So what do teenagers do? They SMS and increasingly they use social networking." (hat tip to WebGuild.org)

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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    Teenagers don't work or have blackberry's yet..
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

      Teenagers don't work or have blackberry's yet..

      With all the nonsensical pseudo communication that monopolizes their time, the majority may well be effectively brain dead when it comes time to get a job.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        As the article pointed out, you need eMail to signup with Facebook.

        If eMail goes away, you will need to have a Facebook account in order to register a Facebook account. But, you're only allowed one Facebook account. So, if you don't have one, you can't register one because you don't already have one. If you do already have one, you can't register a second one. Thus, would end the growth of Facebook because they would not be able to grow beyond the members they already had.

        On a slightly more serious note, the story is more a sign that Facebook is becoming too obsessed with themselves, and believe that they are the Internet.

        Their problem is that, once people get bored with Farmville, Facebook will probably lose half their user base.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

        With all the nonsensical pseudo communication that monopolizes their time, the majority may well be effectively brain dead when it comes time to get a job.
        How is that any different from past decades of teenagers? It's not like teenagers were fountains of business and customer service know-how in the days before mobile phones and texting.
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

      Teenagers don't work or have blackberry's yet..
      These statements annoy me, their are load of teenagers with jobs and the latest and brand new phones out. Why do you assume that teenagers don't work? Is it because you think we are lazy?
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    • Profile picture of the author David
      Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

      Teenagers don't work or have blackberry's yet..
      Every teenager I know has an android

      they are dropping their iphones in favor of android

      then again I do live just outside one of the most affluent markets in the country, seriously they've all got smart phones.

      When I got my android my kids were obligated to go out and upgrade their phones! The could not live in a world where their aging father had a cooler phone than they do.
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  • Profile picture of the author RNMKR
    Originally Posted by ProductCreator View Post

    Facebook company are always coming out with bold statements like this. They only say it for their advantage, it reminds me of political party politics.
    Do you mean like a "Speak it into existence" type thing?...
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  • Profile picture of the author BobRenwick
    What will be the replacement for email if this is the case. The need for basic communication will not cease. Think of all the things email is used for.

    I think Facebook has a narrow view of the way social interaction takes place and maybe an overblown view of their own importance.

    Furthermore, how can you base a conclusion like this on such a small segment of the population. Especially teenagers, who as they grow older will shift in their basic communication needs. Once the reality of the real world sets in email will become a staple of their lives.
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  • Profile picture of the author gabibeowulf
    Email will be replaced by facebook.

    Search (Google) will be replaced by facebook.

    Instant Messenger is now obsolete .. there's only ..
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Theriot
    Email predates the web by a wide margin. But SMS doesn't REPLACE what email does. It's just a better channel for doing what people had come to use email for because there WASN'T a better way. Email is still the correct replacement for paper mail, sending documents, long form communications, receipts, stuff like that. The metaphor of the "inbox" isn't something that will just go away.

    In my opinion anyway. I might be biased since I mostly write emails for a living.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kieron
    If it is going to happen it won't be anytime soon. I read recently that email CTR increase by 11% by adding the follow me, add me social buttons to emails being sent to clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author tradermike2008
    Look I build my whole business around email, been making money with it for 10 years. Facebook is write in that email is not going to be used for the friend stuff, emailing jokes and emailing friends. That is moving to facebook and text messages and that cannot be denied. People still will use email though. What email has taken the place of is postal mail, sending notices, making orders, doing work stuff. People are not going to stop using it. It is just that less people are going to use it for friends stuff like they used it in the past. This is already starting to happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvcRo
    Facebook promoting themselves ? lol

    Probably they want that all communication to be done through their internal facebook message system

    They dont say how many messages their users are exchanging

    Short story : stupid article
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    What email has taken the place of is postal mail, sending notices, making orders, doing work stuff. People are not going to stop using it. It is just that less people are going to use it for friends stuff like they used it in the past.
    This makes perfect sense.

    I wonder though, since you always hear about how you should "make friends" with your list so that they like, know and trust you do you think this will affect email marketing?

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    • Profile picture of the author tradermike2008
      Originally Posted by cashcow View Post

      This makes perfect sense.

      I wonder though, since you always hear about how you should "make friends" with your list so that they like, know and trust you do you think this will affect email marketing?

      Lee
      Yes I think you need to still have that vibe but it will be harder to pull off, it won't be as believable. I think it will take more than email to do that - like using the email to direct people to videos or blogs that accomplish that task, the email itself won't be enough and should have more authority to them imho.
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  • Actually, I'd say it's an interesting observation, and could well be 'pretty' true to a certain extent.

    I don't believe e-mail would disappear 100% (just like you can still buy a typewriter if you want to, but you won't find too many people using a typewriter in an office).

    If facebook does make some smart moves though (intergrating e-commerce *within* facebook), then yes -- it could replace e-mail very easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author RNMKR
    I dont think Facebook is looking at email as a marketing tool... they must be talking about email as a social means...
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Peters Benn
    Honestly, don't you recognise a darn press release when you see one?
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  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    Until I hear it from Sexy Sarah Palin's mouth then I'll believe it.
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  • Profile picture of the author lukemeister
    I'll worry about email going away when I feel the need to have automatic facebook notification for email that I receive, rather than the other way around, which I'm thinking isn't ever going to happen
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  • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
    Originally Posted by J.Cox View Post

    What Do You Think?...

    Facebook Thinks Email is "Probably Going Away"


    What Do You Think?
    Well, Facebook would say that.

    It's like bottled water companies saying you have to drink 2 litres of water a day. It's in their interest.

    A lot of people were saying direct marketing was going to vanish, but it just evolved further with the internet and became even more important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hanz
    Originally Posted by J.Cox View Post

    What Do You Think?...

    Facebook Thinks Email is "Probably Going Away"

    "In consumer technology, if you want to know what people like us will do tomorrow, you look at what teenagers are doing today, and the latest figures say that only 11% of teenagers email daily. So email (I can't imagine life without it) is probably going away. So what do teenagers do? They SMS and increasingly they use social networking." (hat tip to WebGuild.org)

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    Teenagers have no money to spend anyway. And the few who do, if their parents give them an allowance, will spend very little.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
      Originally Posted by Hanz View Post

      Teenagers have no money to spend anyway. And the few who do, if their parents give them an allowance, will spend very little.
      A quick Google search says that teenagers in the U.S. alone spend somewhere between $100 billion and $200 billion each year, depending on whose statistics you believe.
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Originally Posted by Hanz View Post

      Teenagers have no money to spend anyway. And the few who do, if their parents give them an allowance, will spend very little.
      Another person who ASSUMES that teenagers have no money, why? Are we lazy? We just don't want to work?
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      • Profile picture of the author butters
        Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

        Yes, pretty much.
        Why do you think that teenagers are lazy compared to adults?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Its not so much that Email is going away but more that Email will be integrated into social networking. With OpenId and facebook connect we are moving toward having one or two profiles that we log into everywhere. Once messaging is fully integrated with that profile then email separate from the profile has less value.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        Originally Posted by dannyadams View Post

        Yes. Kind of like AOL in the 90's. If you were on the internet, most likely you logged into your AOL account to get there.

        Facebook will be the same thing within 3 years. If you are going to participate in anything online, you'll need a facebook account.
        And Facebook may well end up following a similar path as AOL...
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

          As the article pointed out, you need eMail to signup with Facebook.

          If eMail goes away, you will need to have a Facebook account in order to register a Facebook account. But, you're only allowed one Facebook account. So, if you don't have one, you can't register one because you don't already have one. If you do already have one, you can't register a second one. Thus, would end the growth of Facebook because they would not be able to grow beyond the members they already had.

          On a slightly more serious note, the story is more a sign that Facebook is becoming too obsessed with themselves, and believe that they are the Internet.

          Their problem is that, once people get bored with Farmville, Facebook will probably lose half their user base.
          Dan, I was just thinking "AOL, Compuserve, another one I can't even remember anymore, MySpace..."

          I think some combination of email and text messaging will end up as the communication medium of choice, at least during my lifetime.

          Facebook is the 'soup duJour' (sp?) of social networking sites. Like pop idols, fashions and other things of that nature, FB will be huge until the next shiny object catches the attention of the general population.

          As for those saying teenagers having no money... Huh?

          They may not have high-paying jobs, but they also don't tend to have mortgages, rent, and all the other things that come with being an adult. What money most teens have is almost 100% disposable income. They also have what Money magazine calls 'the Bank of Mom and Dad' to fall back on...
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
            Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

            Dan, I was just thinking "AOL, Compuserve, another one I can't even remember anymore, MySpace..."
            Prodigy?

            Oops. Post too short... I say again, Prodigy?
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            • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
              Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

              Prodigy?

              Oops. Post too short... I say again, Prodigy?
              That's it! Thanks...
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              • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
                Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

                That's it! Thanks...
                There were also GEnie, eWorld, GeoCities, Delphi, and Quantum Link.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin W
      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

      Its not so much that Email is going away but more that Email will be integrated into social networking. With OpenId and facebook connect we are moving toward having one or two profiles that we log into everywhere. Once messaging is fully integrated with that profile then email separate from the profile has less value.
      I agree completely. E-mail will never be replaced, it's just going to continue to evolve and integrate with social networking.
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  • Facebook will go away before email.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Jackson
    If you really grew up with the technology, you would see that this is a fairly accurate statement.

    You can access many things straight from your mobile phone, including facebook, msn (goodbye texts!) etc etc. They are much cheaper, and keep you in touch with your friends anywhere, anytime.

    No need for a computer to do those things.

    Observe your surroundings!
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by xplosivmon View Post

      You can access many things straight from your mobile phone
      Like, say, your email.
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    Real work demands sending attachments and not having your message get through because too many people are playing Farmville, Fishtank and Next Week's New Game.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Bill Gates also said at one time that computers would never need more than a megabyte on the hard drive or something to that effect...

    This is just another example of people making predictions that we will laugh about for generations...
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    • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Bill Gates also said at one time that computers would never need more than a megabyte on the hard drive or something to that effect...

      This is just another example of people making predictions that we will laugh about for generations...
      he also thought that the internet was a fad :rolleyes:

      and IBM once thought that there was no market for more then a few computers in the entire world. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
    a few guys had the same thoughts I did.. aol, compuserver, etc..

    I think facebook will eventually be replaced by the next social/community site (remember classmates.com).. and eventually they will all need to show a decent profit, or they will all go the way of the other dot com's from not so long ago.
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    In the 15 years I've been doing this I have heard that so many times! Guess what ... never happened!
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    I would agree, that 'email' as we're used to it will be going away - for many, but not all purposes.

    If you're sitting at a desktop computer, then maybe it has some purposes.

    But here is what I see happening ...

    My high school daughter and all of her friends -- none of them use email. They text via phone.

    Through Facebook I can send someone messages. No spam in my account.

    So between mobility and the spam problem, there are other and better ways to send "electronic messages" that do not involve a traditional email account.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Just recently there are reports that Facebook was solidly in profit in 2009 - more profit than was expected.

      Under estimating profits and making predictions about the importance of Facebook in the future = going public with the company?
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        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Just recently there are reports that Facebook was solidly in profit in 2009 - more profit than was expected.

        Under estimating profits and making predictions about the importance of Facebook in the future = going public with the company?
        This.

        For those of us who watch for these things happening, it is VERY obvious.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

      I would agree, that 'email' as we're used to it will be going away - for many, but not all purposes.

      If you're sitting at a desktop computer, then maybe it has some purposes.

      But here is what I see happening ...

      My high school daughter and all of her friends -- none of them use email. They text via phone.

      Through Facebook I can send someone messages. No spam in my account.

      So between mobility and the spam problem, there are other and better ways to send "electronic messages" that do not involve a traditional email account.
      I had a longer reply written out, but I had to delete it. So, I'll just sum it up by thanking you for the reminder of an idea...
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

      My high school daughter and all of her friends -- none of them use email. They text via phone.
      You know, when I was in high school, we folded up notes into little triangular things we called "footballs" and flicked them across the room for delivery.

      Yet somehow, the U.S. Postal Service was not threatened.

      I don't know why people look at high school kids to see the future. These are people that are, in general, not allowed to stay in the same place for more than an hour. They have just about the most itinerant lifestyle possible, and in five years their lives will be completely different.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Anytime I see a headline like this, I know that whatever is being dismissed is still relatively popular and will be for a while.

    I give him credit for trying to jump the gun but from a logical perspective email will be around for bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I just had to get out of my flying car which we were all promised by this date to to put my two cents in.

    The facebook dude really, really wants you to do your email through FB. Look at the money he makes data sharing. I can't imagine the reaction of customers finding out their optins have been shared all over the globe, though. I can't even say I'm not toying with the idea of dropping my facebook account because I don't like my info being shared the way it is now. I know better than to put things on there that I don't want read - but really what's this guy doing? I write in here I love Kurt Vonnegut and get back to my FB page and have ads for Vonnegut pasted all over it -- and THAT is who I'm going to use for private emails? LMOA -- not in this lifetime. If he doesn't cool his jets, you are going to find FB nothing but another blast in the Way Back machine before too long.

    Conversely, Google has an overwhelmingly popular email program and I haven't heard a peep from them that it is becoming obsolete.

    Well I could go on...but, time to get back in the car and fly to the store to get some dinner.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      The facebook dude really, really wants you to do your email through FB.
      This.

      Mark Zuckerberg and I have one thing in common:

      We're Jewish.

      Okay, wait, two things.

      We're also male.

      Okay, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

      Among the things we have in common are such diverse elements as being Jewish, male, and holding the belief that privacy is an antiquated concept which is going away whether we like it or not.

      The major difference between us is that I am willing to wait until it happens by itself, while Zuckerberg is actively trying to make it happen faster.

      So I'll be quite happily on Facebook letting it happen, because I think this is a Good Thing. But if you don't... if you think privacy is important, and should be protected, and the loss of this particular fiction will end life as we know it... you should really start thinking about maybe getting the hell off of Facebook.

      Because he's not going to be polite and respect your opinion. He'll make it happen, whether you want it or not. And even though I agree with his goals, I don't in any way agree with his methods. If you want to protect your privacy, you should be running.
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  • Profile picture of the author tecHead
    These companies are funny.

    Microsoft was supposed to do away with IBM; guess what. Then Google was on a path to knock out Microsoft; guess what. Now Facebook is poised to be a huge problem for Google; umm... really?

    eMail; (from a programmers stand point -- and we're the ones that make the Internet "work"); is about the only sticky piece of ID that can be used with any consistency. This is why the ones saying its going away still require an eMail address to register.

    USAGE, yes.. that will change. As more and more alternative/additional means of communication become available; people will realize that the tool should fit the task. Just like folks are understanding rapidly that cell phones and driving don't mix.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by tecHead View Post

      USAGE, yes.. that will change.
      Check these guys out:

      Agent Newsreader & Premium Newsgroups

      They still SELL an internet email client. Today. I just got an upgrade notice. (I don't use Agent anymore, thanks to GMail, but it's an awesome product.) And let's not forget that Opera still charges for their browser.

      There aren't five hundred people charging for these products anymore... but the creme de la creme are still doing it, and doing just fine.
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    What if Facebook goes away?
    Does anyone rembember MySpace?
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    Ya ya ya... twenty years ago they told me that in the future I would be carrying my own telephone around with me and that I would be using that telephone to instantly buy things, do my banking, pay my bills, and sell stuff... Oh wait, never mind. Disregard this post.
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    What these social networking sites forget is that you need email to sign up to their services.
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    • Profile picture of the author David
      Originally Posted by garyv View Post

      What these social networking sites forget is that you need email to sign up to their services.
      everybody is moving to facebook or openid to validate who you are

      it's entirely possible to migrate away from email altogether, in the very near future that is.

      my kids all have smart phones and none of them have or use email

      I've got 4 daughters and 5 grandbabies
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Antoni
    Like Garyv said, you need an email address to sign up for facebook, for anything really. I don't think facebook could ever replace business email.

    There's a time and place for everything and having a little separation between work and play is it important, even on the computer.
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    • Profile picture of the author netkid
      Email is never going away. Email will evolve along with new technology that we don't even know yet.

      Facebook, to replace email? I think they are thinking "social email." Of course, I think the new, new communication medium, not yet invented is going to make Facebook obsolete, just like any "new" technological platform.

      It will be interesting what we all will be talking about on the Warrior Forum 6 to 10 years from now when our communicationg medium will be something completely different and this thread will end up being "campy!" LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author BrandonMay
    I know that I don't use email the same way anymore, however I do still use it. Whenever newsletters come to me, I will read them, when I'm in the mood or if it is appealing to me. However I have noticed that I spend much more time with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

    Given that many businesses are starting to connect with customers, and even promote on sites like Facebook, Twitter and even Myspace, it's no wonder that many people are predicting the phase out of email. For the time being, I can't say whether or not this is true. I will still send out emails to my list, while at the same time use my Facebook page, Twitter and blogs to get messages out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Davids22
    Why do you think that teenagers are lazy compared to adults?
    Not all are, and then again, there are adults that are even lazier (i know friends of mine (i'm 18 btw...) that are MUCH more active then I am (their like what, 15-17?) then again... i know buddies that are much lazier.

    Not all teens are lazy, but most are it's the age factor, the "your parents provide for you" and all that stuff....

    Other than that, not much diff (other then experiences)

    Teens ARE lazier in GENERAL because they have mommy and daddy paying

    It was a good life

    Don't get so offended, you're probably a hardworking teen (guessing you're a teen from your posts.... could be wrong...)

    Anyways, forget about it hehe, just live your life the way you want, and F()ck the people who judge you (or anyone else)

    Have a good one

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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
    Nice thread. It's certainly stimulated discussion. Opinions from all sides and some off topic posts.

    Personally I agree with the next two extracted comments:

    Facebook will go away before email does.
    I don't know why people look at high school kids to see the future. These are people that are, in general, not allowed to stay in the same place for more than an hour. They have just about the most itinerant lifestyle possible, and in five years their lives will be completely different.
    Facebook is not a world institution, IMHO, it's a fad and it will fade out as quickly as it faded in.

    As for this post:

    everybody is moving to facebook or openid to validate who you are
    "everybody" ?! I hope that the poster was only joking :rolleyes:

    Just my thoughts,
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  • Profile picture of the author frqhuss
    This type of article has been came before too from Facebook on other sites also and gone by time so thats just a article who knows what will happen...
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
    Isn't Facebook's 15 minutes up yet?

    Hey, just asking... because it seems like yesterday when MySpace was "the big thing." But I haven't even heard it mentioned in ages.

    And when will Twitter be replaced by some other form of communication that doesn't force you to try to say something meaningful in only 140 characters. You know, something like... e-mail.

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  • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
    What B.S. Teenagers when they are teenagers will be nagging these sites. Soon they'll stop and learn to do something else and we will have to reach them there. They change.. they evolve. so it's not facebook. Whatever they say is a lie.
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  • Profile picture of the author MassiveMarketer
    I don't think SMS or social networking sites are alternative for email. I think that there'll be a development with communication similar with email but to completely lose it is improbable. Email is just snail mail but better.
    Teenagers spend their time updating their Facebook, sending SMS, Tweeting or whatever social networking sites are out there but when it comes to business, there'll always be a professional mode of communication and posting it on walls is definitely not one of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bertil Jenner
    So I guess by next year all of us will be wearing are trousers pants half way down our buttocks.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    The good thing about email, is that it's a common protocol. And it can't be owned or dominated by one company or website. And anyone that's been on the planet long enough, knows that no matter how big a company or website get, they never remain on top. And on the internet especially, there's always a website around the corner that has the potential to be the next altavista... yahoo.... askjeeves.... google.... myspace.... facebook....
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  • Profile picture of the author Fabian Tan
    Email, as it currently IS, might go away.

    Email is changing and these days, we have chat clients, and Twitter-like applications in them (Google Buzz anyone?). Google Wave, social networking, Twitter etc have changed the perception of email.

    What the biggies like Facebook and Google want is not for email to go away. They want to own EVERYTHING. They want a microblogging application, they want a messaging platform (that's all that email is anyway, if we think about it, it's not much different from Facebook's own PM system), they want a social networking site, they want to have videos.

    Basically, their goal is to own as much of the Internet as possible. The days of one company doing one specialized thing is over.

    So in Facebook's ideal world, the way email currently is will die; the new email will be their personal messaging system. That way, you don't need your traditional email to sign up. The 'email address' might be name [at]facebook.com

    Fabian
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Email is not going anywhere anytime soon too many businesses rely on Email. Like previously posted Teenagers are teenagers so yeah they are gonna use Facebook, and Myspace to communicate.

    They are not business people well most lol some will surprise you. Lets see when they get about 25 I bet they use Email a lot more often especially if they are running a business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    I will never put all my messages and communications in the hands of 1 company that can ban me at will (along with all my communications).

    Pure publicity stunt.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    You're all fools! I'm investing heavily in Pterodactyl revival through advanced genetic retrieval technologies. Then I have my other shell company investing in mass production of stone tablets and chisels.

    That's right beeeeyotches! Flintstones Tech, baby! Laugh now, but when I'm a trillionaire I'll remember the scoffers. OH YES I WILL!

    Eat it.
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
    Originally Posted by J.Cox View Post

    What Do You Think?...

    Facebook Thinks Email is "Probably Going Away"

    "In consumer technology, if you want to know what people like us will do tomorrow, you look at what teenagers are doing today, and the latest figures say that only 11% of teenagers email daily. So email (I can't imagine life without it) is probably going away. So what do teenagers do? They SMS and increasingly they use social networking." (hat tip to WebGuild.org)

    Read The Full Article at:
    Facebook Thinks Email is "Probably Going Away" | WebProNews

    What Do You Think?
    What B.S. Even the teenagers back then never used email. They only used messaging...
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