I am doing some research for a Hub, and was wondering how fellow Hubbers feel about email?
It's invention has brought about a massive change in the way we communicate. Some of us remember a time before it, other's have grown up with it always having been there
How has the use of email affected your life?
How much is email a part of your everyday life?
Do you remember a life without email?
Has your language changed/grown because of the use of email? e.g. do you find that you have new words in your vocabulary that you wouldn't have there if you didn't use the email system? Also you use of abbreviations such as lol, brb, atm, btw, lmao?
I have a million and one questions, but I'll leave it with you....
I'm really looking forward to reading your posts.
Never used it much. Too much trouble signing in opening up things, spam, and having to write returns. I have always used IM. Just read and type nothing else.
Email has affected my life very positively.
As a freelance translator, I get and return all my work by email. The instantaneousness of email means I can work for clients not only in the UK, but in Europe, USA or wherever without being tied to delivery delays. Not only does this increase the amount of work I can accept per se, it also means I can at any moment favour clients with respect to the currency in which they pay me: when the dollar is strong, I can be more available for clients in the US; when the euro reigns, I give priority to clients in the EU; when the British pound is strong, I am more available to UK clients.
Secondly, email gets rid of all the hassle of writing stuff in long hand or printing it out, queuing in the post office to buy stamps, waiting days for a reply.
While I am technologically challenged in many other ways, I definitely would not be without email!
I rarely get proper emails, i.e. letters from friends or family. It is mostly spam concerning viagra or penis extensions. I have no idea how such people get my email address.
Like Writeangled, I receive the majority of my work by e-mail. I hate writing letters and then having to post them. The time delays also irritate me. However, the spam, really does irritate me also. I'm sick of receiving e-mails from Jennifer, that has a load of naked pics for me to view. (eww) I find that Hotmail is far better at detecting spam than Yahoo.
I use Gmail and find it kills all spam.
That actually leads to another comment. I've found it far better to use web mail than to download everything to my computer. It stops spam clagging up my hard disk, and it will be available even when my computer gives up the ghost.
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