Thursday, February 23, 2012

'The Future of Email' ... Looks a Lot Like Twitter - Megan Garber - Technology - The Atlantic

Check the full post for a snapshot of Fluent, a new email + social service

In the digital age, of course, analog letter-writing -- as art or craft or conversation or whatever else -- has become quaint, which is to say nostalgia-driven and ridiculously inefficient. Why would I write a letter when I can send an email? But more importantly, at the moment: Why would I write an email when I can send a tweet, or a Facebook message, or (to be fair) a Google+ note? Though we're nowhere near the end of email, what we are approaching is the possibility that email as we know it today -- solid, stolid, removed from our other online interactions -- will be increasingly integrated into the social platforms we use to learn and share information.

'The Future of Email' ... Looks a Lot Like Twitter - Megan Garber - Technology - The Atlantic

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