Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Revolution is Here:

The slow death of email; see you on Facebook

Posted By Chad Bockius

Last month, Morgan Stanley’s Mary Meeker and associates gave their annual insights on Internet trends. In short, social networks continue to grow leaps and bound, and we haven’t seen anything yet.

Online users want to get information on their own terms. In the past, that meant email – consumers set their email preferences and institutions respected those preferences. Today’s social network users, however, create their own experiences via their networks, many preferring to communicate over Facebook or Twitter rather than email.

The stats are mind-boggling. Social network users surpassed the number of email users in July 2009 – 820 million social network users compared to 800 million email users. This massive growth, combined with changes in how people connect and interact will move the communication hub from your inbox to your “wall”.

(see the rest of the story here:http://blog.socialware.com/2010/05/18/the-slow-death-of-email-see-you-on-facebook/?utm_campaign=Marketo-MaryMeekerStudy&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExisitingLeads)

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