Great series this week from NPR: "The E-Mail Age." Since Sunday, our public radio friends have covered everything from "nettiquette" to "e-mail bankruptcy"--when you decide to just delete everything in your inbox and start over.
A few highlights:
- From "Make It Stop! Crushed by Too Many E-Mails": "E-mail is at risk of killing its own usefulness. Daily e-mail volume is now at 210 billion a day worldwide and increasing"
- From "Help! Family Spam Is Crushing My Inbox!":"[E]-mail etiquette expert Judith Kallos recalls an especially contentious e-mail brawl involving a mother who became so offended that her grown daughter had asked her to stop forwarding political content that she disowned her."
- From "E-Mail, the Workplace and the Electronic Paper Trail": "By some estimates, more than 90 percent of the cost of a lawsuit today can come from sorting through e-mails and other electronic documents to determine which ones are relevant to the case."