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


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


A World Without Email – The Progress Report. And what a better way of finishing that year end report than sharing with you all the last week, i.e. week #52, along with the overall yearly report itself. Yes, indeed, only 16 emails per week! emails per day!

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


So I thought I would go ahead and spend a few minutes today sharing plenty of the good progress I have made over the last five and a half months, since the last update. Yes, indeed, the conclusion so far is that it *is* possible to live a corporate life without using work email!

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


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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Why Do I Share My Knowledge?


Indeed, in “ Why do people share? ” he comes to reflect on perhaps one of the toughest challenges to answer for any knowledge worker out there: why do you share your knowledge across? To name: Knowledge Sharing is the Learning, Learning is the Knowledge Sharing.

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Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus


but what I am rather surprised about is the fact that hardly anyone has talked or blogged about the fact that Plus does present a real threat to the king of communications, collaboration and knowledge sharing: email! Sharing just happens naturally and in meaningful way: a conversation.

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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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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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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.

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Barriers to Knowledge Sharing: The Biggest One Isn't Systems

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a research paper he co-authored, Zweig argues that workplaces focus on developing software and therefore do a less-than-stellar job of identifying the barriers to knowledge sharing. "It the company has done a poor job of promoting inter-office sharing. "

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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Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value


And we probably won’t be able to address it and fix it properly during the course of 2012 either, as my good friend, Bill Johnston , annotated a couple of days back on a brilliant tweet he shared over at his stream: . 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.

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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. The share of time for social networks use climbed to 22.7% 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” ).

Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

It “shares the latest trends in technology adoption and how firms forge better business outcomes from a more mobile, social, and virtual workforce.” 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? This session focused on email. In the longer term, consider more than email.

Cloud 30 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.

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.

Building Online Community Through Email Noodges


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.

"If what you are working on is not worth sharing, why are you working on it?"

Joitske Hulsebosch

Knowledge workers have a lot of tacit knowledge and can use the tools available, for instance a phone with camera to actually share how they are doing a certain job. Why do people share how to fish and not how they fix things at work? Sharing successes or failures?

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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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Happiness at Work Starts with #NoeMail


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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Building Social Business: Connecting, Sharing and Collaborating

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Pages Home About Gautam Indian HR Blogs Indian Social Media Strategists Linkbar Articles Media Mentions Thoughts Quora Facebook Twitter HR Community Welcome Follow @GautamGhosh May 19, 2011 Connecting, Sharing and Collaborating Tweet What causes people to connect with each other?

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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. Atos Origin staff will instead be encouraged to use instant messaging, social networks, shared internet and intranet sites, blogs and good old fashioned face-to-face meetings to communicate. 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.

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Fluent - Making Email More Twitter-Like

Michael Sampson - Currents

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There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation


That’s actually one of the reasons why I haven’t been actively sharing content across, but I have been observing how my networks have been interacting during that week, without me, and, interestingly enough, things have changed quite a bit and not sure it’s for the better.

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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. - Upload - Annotate - Share. Online document review and collaboration - PDF, Word and HTML

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The professional choice for shared annotation New! Documents and notes are private unless you choose to share them. Annotating a shared read-only copy online works better than emailing and merging different versions.

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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

Archiving "Beyond Email" - an Upcoming EMC Webinar

Michael Sampson - Currents

As I said in my November 2009 column for Messaging News, archiving and ediscovery for email are well-understood , but dealing with archiving and ediscovery in collaboration systems is less well understood but just as vital.

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


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


That was the time when I realised the key, paramount role that technology and the Web would play in helping us collaborate and share our knowledge much more effectively in the workplace. It’s become so integral to how we share information, stay in touch, get work done, etc.

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Why Smart People are Reluctant to Share (Redux)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Rajesh says that smart people are reluctant to share because their expertise has become "obvious" to them and background thinking , hence they don't realize that others could benefit from it. Gia shares another perspective in her May 2008 blog post, Why is it so hard to get smart people to share? You need more emails, IMs, and phone calls like you need another orifice in your cranium.

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Giving Opinion and Sharing Experience

Chris Collison

…a meeting or workshop where people are invited from other organisations and groups to share their experience, insights and knowledge with a team who have requested some help early on in a piece of work. We usually ask “Can I share my experience with you?”.

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). 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.  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.

5 Web Strategies that Paid Off in 2011

Online Social Networking

Leveraging numerous online and offline sources, such as SEO , social networking sites , social bookmarking sites , email , print ads and word-of-mouth, to generate a flood of targeted traffic to the company’s web content. Sharing is Caring! Use the handy SHARE widget.

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10 Tips for Inviting to Facebook Events

Online Social Networking

There are too many television and radio ads, too much email and snail mail, too many billboards, and yes, too many Facebook notifications. If you have an email list, send one or more messages to your list inviting contacts to join you at the event. Sharing is Caring!

Sharing information

Viv Mcwaters

Here’s some ways to share information ( you can find descriptions here ). What ways have you shared information with large groups? Sharing information is a post from: Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend?

Reading-and-sharing: nurturing the ties that bind

Social Abacus

Despite being free, she had become so accustomed to the immediate gratification of sharing content during/ after reading that it left her news-intake experience incomplete. It also helps explain this tendency we have to read-and-share as a means to coordinate our social network.

Social Networking More Popular Than Email

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

for email. The full report is embedded below: Image courtesy of iStockphoto , alexsl Tags: email , facebook , myspace , social media , social networking Share this Post Digg Twitter Stumbleupon delicious Facebook MySpace Google Technorati Y! Permalink Admin Remove Post Block email Block IP address Mike Yesterday 12:09 PM 1 point Please login to rate. In a weird way, it's made the email more personal. Answer your emails, reply to my reply to you, here.

Beyond Sharing: Reimagining the Digital Newsroom with SharePoint (Chad Schorr, Associated Press) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

can email the story (link and contents) to another person, or IM the link to someone (with a skin on communicator). -. journalists used the legacy system to IM and email [barriers to collaboration]. -. Chad Schorr from Associated Press is talking about reimagining the digital newsroom with SharePoint. The AP built a new editorial approach on SharePoint for publishing news. Three themes: - SharePoint can be used for your tier 1 mission critical applications.