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Is email is dead - this year social media became more popular than email. Is there a future for email?

email is great for sending information at the speed of light. But is it the best way to convey understanding, reason, conversation - is it effective communication.
Are there better ways of communicating that replace email ?
OR is it because of poor email etiquette that people are turning away from email?
is there a new generation entering the workforce who don't use email but do use facebook and IM.
Perhaps pen and paper is better in some circumstances


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    Oct 20 2011: Hi Peter. All I intended to say was usage of Social media 'during business' is still restricted in most of the companies across the world.

    Social media 'for promoting business' is definitely a powerful tool, but email is still preferred mode of communication 'during business' for sending files, reports, sharing company confidential information etc. Outside consumer goods domain such as engineering goods, capital goods etc, conventional emails, paper brochures, real world exhibitions are still preferred.

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