Educational Technology

June 26, 2010

Open Thread: The End of Email?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

BY Austin Carr, Fast Company

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg sparked a firestorm this week with her bold assertion that email “is probably going away.” But she’s not the first to make this claim. Just do a quick Google search, and you’ll find plenty of bloggers warning of email’s demise. (You’ll also find loads of puns saying we should “Google Wave” goodbye to email–so much for that.) Even the Wall Street Journal published an article last year arguing that Facebook and Twitter were now king among online communication tools (“Email has had a good run…but it’s reign is over”), echoing Sandberg’s beliefs. Is email really finished?

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