Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Elsua

Did I give up on giving up on corporate email? Did I get tired of it and moved back to email? To the point where it’s now evolved into what will be the next stage and my new focus area: Life Without eMail. A World Without eMail – Year 5 – Progress Report.

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Elsua

A World Without Email – The Progress Report. And that basically means that I have consistently gone down on the amount of incoming corporate emails year in year out. Yes, indeed, only 16 emails per week! emails per day! Research on Redefining Email AND Our Use.

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Trending Sources

Banning Email at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

In an attempt to encourage staff to shift to new ways of communicating, Peter Hughes at Cisco has banned his staff from using email for broadcasting messages : “ Employees’ reliance on email as the primary mode of communication is hurting business productivity, according to an executive at one of the world’s biggest technology companies, Cisco. “Email has become abused.

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A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 29 to 51 (The Email Starvation Continues…)

Elsua

Yes, indeed, the conclusion so far is that it *is* possible to live a corporate life without using work email! So far I am down to 17 emails received per week ! Yes, that’s a reduction of over 95% in my email traffic over the last three years !

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Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 21 to 24 – (Newcomer Challenging for King Email’s Crown)

Elsua

In fact, today’s entry will be about a Newcomer Challenging for King eMail’s Crown. . Somehow the latter approach sounds so much more of an effective use of our time than the selfish, egotistical use of email just to fit our own individual purpose(s).

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No Email Reply? Don’t Let an Unanswered Email Get the Better of You

Leading Virtually

Such as when there’s no reply to our emails. We don’t care as much when our email to a company’s customer service is unanswered but when we send it to someone we know or an individual we are trying to establish contact with, not receiving a reply leaves us unsettled.

The Evolution of Email

Portals and KM

I first covered my friend Luis Suarez move away from email in 2008 – see Luis Suarez Frees Himself From E-Mail’s Grip and Much More.  Luis sates that he is not trying to get rid of email although but to reduce its power over our lives. I saw a study that found half of respondents checking their email in bed, starting at around 7:09 AM and 68% check email before 8 AM. 69% can’t go to sleep without checking email and 40% do so after 10 PM.

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IBM Covers the Transformation of Business Email

Portals and KM

Business email remains big despite some attempts to get stuff out of an overcrowded inbox.    As IBM mentioned, organizations still consider email to be their most important, mission-critical application. Ed noted that email has been around for almost two decades.

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Email Use Plummets Among Teens

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Email use dropped 59 percent among users aged 12-17, as well as 8 percent overall, according to ComScores 2010 Digital Year in Review. Users between 18-54 are also using email less, though among those 55 and older, email actually saw an upswing. smh hopefull2008: Email ?

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Digsby = IM + Email + Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Press | Register | Account Tools Change Email Change Password Forgot Password Documentation Support Forums Suggest a Feature Report a Bug 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 Instant Messaging digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list. Tags: metapost email IM socialnetwork

Digsby = IM + Email + Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Press | Register | Account Tools Change Email Change Password Forgot Password Documentation Support Forums Suggest a Feature Report a Bug 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 Instant Messaging digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.

Digsby = IM + Email + Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Press | Register | Account Tools Change Email Change Password Forgot Password Documentation Support Forums Suggest a Feature Report a Bug 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 Instant Messaging digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.

Using Machine Learning to Help Process Email – Microsoft Adds Clutter to Declutter the Inbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Clutter experience is personalized to each individual and reflects an email experience that adapts to your actions and preferences without you having to do anything. It’s a great idea, and is sorely needed to help with processing email.

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OrchestratorMail - Bringing Structure and Clarity to Email Communication

Michael Sampson - Currents

A lot of business is conducted via email. But as with any use of language, especially in times of limited time and an overwhelming abundance of email, being clear about what you are saying (and what you are not saying) is critical.

Harmon.ie Provides Social Email to Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption

Portals and KM

The goal is to increase user adoption of the broader collaboration platforms now available and stop sharing docs as attachments to email. was launched to bring the social collaboration capabilities into email where business users already work. within your email. Harmon.ie

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Email Management = Top Information Management Pain Point

Michael Sampson - Currents

information, the research indicates that just 16 percent of organisations assigned the majority of their budget to addressing email management, despite being the UK’s top pain point. This inability to gain control over enterprise email at a time when information risk is escalating, will have costly repercussions to businesses in the long term. Given how much business communication is transported via email, it's critical to get the management side of it right.

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Email Usage Down and Social Networking Up in 2010

Portals and KM

  The Nielsen Company provides research that indicates Americans spend a third their online time (36 percent) communicating and networking across social networks, blogs, personal email and instant messaging. At the same time the share of time for email dropped from 11.5% Luis Suarez will be pleased (see: posts on “a world  without email” ). With mobile devices email still holds strong for now while social networking use is growing.

Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

I attended the session, Extending Workplace Strategies To The Age Of Distributed Work - Should You Move Your Email And Collaboration To The Cloud? Chris asked the audience in the next 12 months: Who is keeping email and collaboration on premises? I would imagine that the email is more of the barrier than other forms of collaboration. This session focused on email. Email is one piece of the broader collaboration strategy.

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harmon.ie Expands Its Social Email Offering to Include Lotus Notes

Portals and KM

Provides Social Email to Help Drive Enterprise Collaboration Adoption ). to become an aggregation platform operating within the email environment, whether it is Outlook or Notes. You can now see an activity stream within the email client. harmon.ie

Does Email Fundraising Really Raise Money?

Hildy Gottlieb

And so, figuring we had nothing to lose, we decided to do a combined social media / email / snail mail appeal, and see what happens. But email fundraising? How to Write An Effective Email Appeal. My first step was obviously to ask for samples of effective email appeal letters.

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Is Email Killing Collaboration?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Dan ran some workshops in New Zealand recently to investigate whether email is killing collaboration : " There’s a lot of talk about alternatives to email. They’re using email. We use email because everyone uses email. And email is fantastic for one to one communication. So when you start using email to collaborate in groups of 3, 4 or 5, it hurts. Meanwhile the use of email keeps growing. Email is widely used for many-to-many communication.

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No Email Reply? Don’t Let it Get the Better of You

Leading Virtually

Such as when there’s no reply to our email. We don’t care as much when our email to a company’s customer service is unanswered but when we send it to someone we know or an individual we are trying to establish contact with, not receiving a reply leaves us unsettled.

Email vs. Collaboration Tool - "Better Attention, Enhanced Focus, More Tidy"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ana comments on the difference between using email to collaborate and using an online collaboration tool: " So despite prioritizing messages and labelling them, the fact is that in a tool such as email it is hard to focus (not to mention keeping track of the discussion when you easily mix subjects in different threads). I already saw the advantages of online collaboration tools, but let’s just say that regarding email I had one of those aha moments today! ".

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Building Online Community Through Email Noodges

Delicious/choconancy/online_facilitation

Email is the annoying little brother of online communities: pesky, poking, insistent. Yet email is the most effective way to noodge people to participate. Email? Emails are the best reminders. New Facebook users are barraged by emails alerting them to activities taking place in and around their profile. But these email messages are key to Facebook's success. This is certainly due to the fact that every action on Facebook can spawn an email notification.

Happiness at Work Starts with #NoeMail

Elsua

I mean, when was the last time you sent out a personal email to your kids, or your spouse, or a close relative, or even a good friend? Why is it so difficult then to challenge the status quo of corporate email and somehow accept its extended (ab)use as a necessary evil ?

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From Email to Basic Collaboration to Results-Oriented Work « The Decision Factor Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

« Why iPads Dominate in Financial Services Déjà Vu All Over Again: Business + IT = Success » From Email to Basic Collaboration to Results-Oriented Work Posted by: Steve Hamrick February 23, 2012. Yet even today, many of us suffer from email fatigue. Email Address.

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How to Launch an Account System When You Previously Only Required an Email Address

Managing Communities

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Gmail Motion - The Biggest Email Innovation Since RFC822

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google announced a new innovation for its Gmail service - Gmail Motion to enable the inclusion of body language in email messages: " The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. This new way of doing email is going to help us get to know our office colleagues better.

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There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Elsua

Essentially, people are back to what has gotten them to the stage of being androids: their meetings and email Inboxes. Life-Without-eMail

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Adding email notification to Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets

Learning Alliances

Here’s a picture of what it does: Adding email notifications to a Google Form and a Google Spreadsheet. The first time you run the program, you need to authorize it to send email to you on your behalf. email acknowledgement / notification.

Confirmation Email Replies Should Go to a Real Person

Managing Communities

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Being Email Free - Atos Origin Sets a Goal

Michael Sampson - Currents

Global IT firm Atos Origin has said it wants to become "email-free" within three years. If you merely shift email traffic to new collaboration tools, instead of spending 20 hours a week reading and writing emails, you'll spend 20 hours a week reading and writing stuff in other systems. I think you need to ask why all that email is happening today, and how work processes can be simplified or re-imagined so that the coordination and collaboration overhead decreases.

Inactive Account Emails Are Annoying and a Wasted Opportunity

Managing Communities

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Fluent - Making Email More Twitter-Like

Michael Sampson - Currents

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A World Without Email — Year 3, Weeks 24 to 28 (Email Is Where Knowledge Goes to Die – The Presentation)

Elsua

It has been a while now since the last progress report I have shared over here around the topic of living “ A World Without Email “, that experiment that has been going on for over 2.5 Just as much as Ethan Yarbrough ‘s Email’s Role in an Enterprise 2.0

The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist

Elsua

Email has been with us for over 40 years, and most people would probably tell you they couldn’t live without it. that to imagine a world without email would be probably more of a nightmare than anything else. Learning Life Life-Without-eMail

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Social Media Flies Past Email and Search for Web Usage

Portals and KM

I can remember when Email and Search were the top two in Web usage (aside from porn). Email now comes in third at 7/6% and search is a distance sixth at 4.0%. Of course, I can remember when there was no Web. Times have changed. Ross Dawson recently shared (on his blog) a new Nielsen report with detailed statistics on online activity that I learned about from his Twitter feed. 

The Sharing Experiment and The Kid Inside You

Elsua

IBM Innovation Learning Life Open Business #lawwe A-World-Without-EmailIf you would remember, a few months back, I put together this blog post on “ Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

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"Don't Send Meeting Notes by Email - Use the Wiki Instead" - Mark Done

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mark argues that sending meeting notes by email is a bad idea (slightly edited): " The meeting is over and you were the one who was supposed to make notes. But never send notes via email. Ok, we won’t discuss now your self-assertion, damage is done. You know how this will end? Joseph, thank you for your elaborate notes, but you have forgotten about this and this issue. Could you please update your notes and send the full version to everybody again?"”.

Jon Mell on a "Day without Email"

Michael Sampson - Currents

In fact, it appeared that good things came to him as a result: " Our email system is fully integrated with instant messaging, so when I received an email most often the person who sent it was still on line, so my first reaction was to simply right click and responded through our chat system. If I needed to send a file, I uploaded it to our social platform (IBM Connections) and Connections sent the email notification on my behalf. Read more: My day without email