Why email is so old fashioned …

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Here we go at last – it is reported that the younger folks just don’t like email … According to Michael Fitzpatrick, GuardianFebruary 28, 2008 “Mobile texting is now outstripping the use of email among the young. Michael Fitzpatrick reports. The art of correspondence faces another rude shove towards oblivion: even email is under fire … [Read more…]

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In praise of proper capitalisation & punctuation in emails

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PsyBlog posted about some research on the use of emoticons & capitalisation in emails and: “They found that, sure enough, using correct capitalisation and emoticons tended to make a better impression on readers. The reader’s personality also influenced how emoticons and capitalisation were perceived. Readers high in both extroversion and emotional stability were likely to … [Read more…]

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Hype Cycle for Social Media

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It seems like we are moving through the traditional technology hype cycle for social media (just like every other new technology that we’ve seen in the past). The social media hype cycle appears to be heading away from the ‘peak of inflated expectations’ and towards the ‘trough of disillusionment” during 2008. This is a good … [Read more…]

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