Should We Kill Email?

Andrew Sullivan —  Oct 22 2012 @ 9:37am


Observing that email is diminishing among young people, Ryan Holmes advocates replacing it with an "online platform where departments can post and respond to messages on central discussion threads, Facebook-style." Here's why:

Right now, the typical corporate user spends 2 hours and 14 minutes every day reading and responding to email, according to McKinsey’s 2012 Social Economy report. Our inboxes have become an open door for anything and everything, some of which is pure spam and most of which is neither time-sensitive nor relevant in the here and now. The average business user wades through 114 emails a day, which works out to 41,610 messages a year (or one email every 12.6 minutes of your life).