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    Will Email be Obsolete in 5 Years?

    Chris Pirillo

    by Chris Pirillo

    18 views Email is one of the oldest and most iconic initial components of what the world came to know as the Internet. While email has been around in one form or another since 1965, when multiple users of a time-sharing mainframe computer needed an easy way to communicate, there is no question that it has exploded in more recent history as users in homes across the world dialed in to what is now considered the largest single mass of information and commerce in existence.

    As social networks and other methods of keeping in contact with people are being created, the question comes to mind as to whether or not email may actually become obsolete in the near future. For me, email remains one of my primary methods of communication. It would take something extremely innovative and absolutely universal to make email obsolete.

    What do you think? Is email becoming a thing of the past?