“E-mail is for Old People”
As a “younger” person, I’m not surprised by this article saying that age determines how an individual values technology. My favorite snippet:
Don Tapscott tells a story of a young woman who doesn’t use e-mail, instead relying on instant messaging, texting and posting on Facebook to communicate. “E-mail is for old people,” she told Tapscott. “Maybe I’d send an e-mail as a thank you note to the parents of a friend.”
While e-mail was once considered cutting edge, it is now commonplace and even adults gasp when someone doesn’t have an email address. Remember the November 2008 Presidential Election and the response from Senator John McCain’s admittance that he doesn’t use email?
Youth have now moved beyond email, and utilize newer, faster methods to communicate with their friends. As PlumbBrain develops, OneSeventeen Media places a high priority on our community’s ability to integrate with the many services and technologies kids already use as part of their daily lives.