- The reality is that email is probably the worst form of communication.
- As we invent more tools to communicate with each other, technolog can become a crutch and a replacement for actual meaningful communications.
- We are social animals, and we communicate a lot through the intonations of our voice and our facial features.
Email has taken over our work and private lives and we just let it. The next generation (teens) seems to have figured it out- comScore found that between December 2009 and December 2010, web-based email use by people 12 to 17 years old declined a staggering 59 percent, while usage by 18 to 24-year-olds decreased just 1 percent. No one I know would be unhappy about that. Still, as a corporate collective, we can't seem to stop faking it, doing email instead of important work. Peter Diamondis published an interesting blog post, Communicating in Exponential Times, about how to get real when communicating with each other and he says: