Why email is so old fashioned …

Here we go at last – it is reported that the younger folks just don’t like email …

According to
Michael Fitzpatrick, Guardian

February 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 for being “too formal”.

Outside of work, SMS and instant messaging are fast becoming the writing tools of choice. Indeed, South Korea – that crystal ball of all our digital future – has even seen a report that many teenagers have stopped using email altogether.

‘It’s for old people,’ they say.”

By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire


Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.