Seems like some younger folks claim that the email is going the way of the dodo. Personally, I can’t see myself having to login to a dozen social networking websites just to keep up with my correspondence. Instant messaging replacing email on the other hand seems more likely, especially with the popularity of using mobile devices to send short messages i.e. SMS. And the (im)patience with which many people now expect an immediate reply to their messages!
Don’t get me wrong though – I am all for shorter emails. In fact, the ideal emails should probably have the length of cinquains. If you’re sick of too-long emails and this really matters to you,Â include five.sentence.es as your signature.