Saturday, 9 November 2013

E-mail - dark social media? I think not...

Yesterday evening I took part in a discussion with Alan Carr about the use of email in teaching, and for day-to-day communication.

I won't repeat my views and opinions on email here, but you can read them over at Scitable:

  1. My hypothesis: e-mail is evil and deserves to die!
  2. Problems with email….. I appear to have touched a nerve...
  3. What is wrong with e-mail? Can it be fixed?
  4. What is wrong with e-mail? Can it be fixed? - The Programmers
  5. What is wrong with e-mail? Can it be fixed? - The Receiver and the dreaded FYI
  6. What is wrong with e-mail? Can it be fixed? - The Receiver and meta-data
  7. What is wrong with e-mail? Can it be fixed? - The Sender
  8. What is wrong with e-mail? Can it be fixed? - My battle to get e-mail working again - some tips and suggestions

Needless to say, I am not a fan of email... (as you may be able to guess from some of the above post titles).

Anyway, Alan is a fan, and kindly invited me along to his session at SpotOn London 2013 to talk about why I think email is bad, and as I am currently based at NUMed in Malaysia I made a short video making my case (hopefully) why email is such a problem just incase we couldn't get the Skype connection to work on the day.