Its estimated 2010 saw 107,000,000,000,000 or (10.7 x 10^13) email messages sent world wide. Not text messages, nor tweets, nor blogs or web posts. Just email.
Now can we talk? Are we becoming a generation of readers or writers? How many emails are read, how many are spam or
The ratio of emails to blogs+tweets (10.7^13 / 17.2^7) is staggering and scary. It means there are roughly 100,000 emails for every tweet or blog. Communication is far more likely to be private than public. Yes we *can* talk – but its not as good as an open conversation.
Can we talk openly ? Yes. Here blogs and tweets not only pass along good information to the many but allow for corrections and improvements. One tweet about “Flood rising Ceader Road, Grand Forks” is far more valuable than an email. That tweet can get a much better answer. Why? Because more people than those in the email list get the message.
Its also better than broadcasting or the news. Huh? Twitter and blogs are inter active. You can respond to them, unlike the news.
Do you think social media should be included in schools? Class on social media ? Twitter 101, Blog 050?
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