Email’s highs and lows

Email just had its 34th birthday, and Paul Buchheit uses this occasion to reflect on how GMail has developed.

Mena Trott on why the new generation of net users don’t use email: “To people under 21 or 25, email has always been broken to them. It’s always been spam…” and so they favour blogging (such as LiveJournal) or IM. There’s also talk of personal blogging, and how it’s a record of people’s lives, for future generations. G’Day World Podcast.