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FAQs of (Web) Life: An Advice Column

Q: Is Email Dead?

Dear Ms. Andrus,

When I was at my sister and brother-in-law's house last weekend, my high-school-aged nephew said, "Email is dead. No one uses email any longer." I stopped dead in my tracks because I knew I had to catch up. What did he mean by "Email is dead?" I use email all day, every day at work. How are people communicating and staying in touch if they’re not using email? I assume that this statement applied to his age group only. At least I hope so! Do you really think email is on its way out?

- Email Forever