I used to wake up to dozens of email messages every day. Now I get very few. People have chosen to communicate via social networks like Facebook and Twitter rather than ‘actual’ email. That’s a problem.
I am a pack rat as far as email is concerned. I try not to throw any messages away.
A few years ago I ran up against Gmail’s storage limit and just bought some more! Problem solved.
Facebook and Twitter both lack the ability to easily look back in an organized fashion. With Gmail (and even my geofffox.com email address is served by Gmail) everything is fully indexed. Everything is easily to find.
I can’t tell you how often I’ve looked for a shred of information contained in an email years old. A few keystrokes entered and it’s there!
I am a very disorganized person. This was the most organized facet of my life!
It’s tough to fight the tide. More-and-more people ask questions or make comments by posting on my Facebook wall, sending me a Facebook message or tweeting. There’s really nothing I can do.
I miss the good old days.