The future of email-is there one? And, if not, what will fill the void?

In my opinion I think that email is surviving because of the business world. The future of email is slowly starting to diminish because of all the other ways that we as humans can communicate. Since facebook, and twitter has come along email is taking a back seat to these new and improved ways to communicate. With the formation of technology that we will see in the near future email will slowly disappear, and I think in as few as ten years will be non existent.
Since we have so many people working in the widely varied business world, some of the older people aren’t up to the new technology as the we the younger generation is. They are used to using email because it is really the only way they have ever communicated. The newer, and younger generation know what email is but are given many other ways to communicate in a fast way. Facts show teens between 18-24 share 76% of there content via facebook. The same age group only 70% share there content by using email.
As I stated before the older the age group the more that generation still uses email. The same chart shows that people that are ages 65 and older use email 97% of the time, and facebook only 24% of the time. The good thing about email is that your content is a lot more private that if you post something on facebook. If you post something on facebook you are more likely to say something wrong, and pay the price for it. In the same aspect when writing an email to someone the only person that knows what you said is you and that person, not the whole world.
I think that email will survive for a few more years than facebook, and twitter will eventually take up the internet. Why I say facebook is going to fill the void is because of how huge it has become in just the few years it has been available. Facebook has become so huge and is involved with everything we do. Technology is going to keep changing, and new ways of communicating are going to keep being available for humans. Email was the start of something good that has now changed the new ways we can communicate. If it wasn’t for email I don’t know where we would be today, but facebook is the new communication tool, and the future of communication for a long time to come.

Written By: Kyle Martin

2 Comments

  1. Eric Shepherd said,

    September 28, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Kyle, I do not believe that email will ever go away. I do believe that today, more and more people are using social networks like facebook to communicate with family and friends more. It is possible that in the future, people will just use email for business reasons. Who know where email will be ten to twenty years from now.

  2. Joe said,

    October 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I can see where email might flounder as time goes on for personal use. The proliferation of junk mail from your physical mailbox to your inbox makes it a less and less desirable option. I think businesses though, will continue using emails heavily as more and more get comfortable away from paper. There’s still a lot of resistance to not having physical backups to information that businesses are reluctant to part with. Email will be in the business world for many years to come.


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