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8 years ago from Tom Gantzer, Lead UI/UX Designer @ Splash Damage

  • Jon MyersJon Myers, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    True, I am referring to my personal experience, and thus, that does not cover the spectrum. Just my opinion. That does not cover the spectrum, however, I have been in this email conversation enough to realize that for personal communications - it appears to be moving to apps, not email.

    That opinion may also be a reflection of living here in Southeast Asia for the last 4 years. Email is definitely not as relevant here in personal communications. There is little to no regulation of email and thus, inboxes tend to be spam boxes.

    Can't tell you how many times I hear about a RocketInternet employee here in Southeast Asia who has jacked an email list and is trying to email (spam) that list for a competing startup.

    People here primarily connect and communicate in apps, as mobile leads the way. Same was true when I lived in South America.

    But yeah, I rarely get emails from friends in the west either.

    And, as I pointed out, it’s obviously highly relevant to businesses.

    Just noting - business communications are becoming more specialized with apps/ Saas, making email less relevant.

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