"The Death of Email," by Chad Lorenz in Slate: "Those of us older than 25 can't imagine a life without e-mail. For the Facebook generation, it's hard to imagine a life of only e-mail, much less a life before it." But email "is looking obsolute." Teenagers prefer to use instant messaging, text messages via their mobile phones, and sites like Twitter and Facebook to communicate with their friends. Read the whole thing.
- "How Spam Will Kill Email," by Kevin Warbach in Slate.
- Apophenia: "Email is not gone but it is dead in the sense that it is no longer a site of deep emotional passion. People still have accounts, just like they still have mailboxes. But their place for sociable communication is elsewhere."
- Chronicle of Higher Education: "Email is for Old People. As Students Ignore Their Campus Accounts, Colleges Try New Ways of Communicating."
- Anne Applebaum of Slate discusses "The Lost Art of Letter-Writing in the Digital Age"
- "The Email Addict: Stop Using, Start Living," by Michael Agger in Slate.