[LINK] The New Email is Facebook Status - Was - Maintaining the link list - Facebook page?

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 20:41:06 AEDT 2011

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Tom Koltai <tomk at unwired.com.au> wrote:
> So there you have it, it would appear to be only the baby boomers that
> are increasing email usage with the younger people apparently fixated on
> short message service, IM and Facebook updates (which currently stand at
> 4 billion updates per day....)

Identity is e-mail. Period. You can´t have Twitter (disclarimer: I use
Twitter) or Farcebook without an email address, as you well admitted.

What is used most often doesn´t matter, IMHO it´s different
communication channels for different types of communication.

If I want to say "hey, look what´s on TV!" I say it on twitter. If I
want to make a public statement to someone, I Twitter: @tvjournalist
"you missed the opportunity to ask about such and such". If used
Farcebook, I´d use it (like I once did before I had enough of the time
wasting exercise) to say "Happy Birthday" to friends on it.

BUT, if I want to engage in meaningful discussions with like-minded
interest groups (before the Net Compuserve called it SIGs, Special
Interest Groups), or ask for product data to a product seller, I use

If younger people are, pardon the expression, idiots, and they don´t
realize the problems with "walled gardens" like Farcebook, it´s their
problem, not mine. I´m not going to endorse using Farcebook for uses
where an e-mail or mailing list does just fine (and provides more
control and local (off-cloud) historical backup of data.

Just my $0.02

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