Forbes.com caused a bit of an online ruckus this week with a piece announcing the beginning of the end for email. It seems that amongst the younger generation instant messaging is the mode of choice for communicating online.
Call me a cyber-fuddy-duddy, but I find IM to be a more bit intrusive than passive technologies like email and text messaging. When someone wants to chat with me I feel compelled to drop whatever else I’m doing and reply. Perhaps if I were tied to a desktop computer all day I would welcome the distraction, but for us untethered free and breezy wireless types, instant messaging doesn’t make much sense.