Is email a dead form of communication? Unless it is for official purposes I mean. For that I think email is still very important and needed, especially for sharing documents and passing on information and it is critical that you have a working email id that you check on a regular basis.
In the workplace Email is an important method of business communication that is fast, cheap, accessible and easily replicated. Using email can greatly benefit businesses as it provides efficient and effective ways to transmit all kinds of electronic data. On a regular work day I might sent anything between 20-50 emails in just a 9 hour window. However on the personal front that has changed a lot. I don’t think I have sent more than a handful of personal emails in the last 10 years.
I remember when emails first came out and getting an email from a friend or relative was a big deal. Also getting emails from the friends you made online was a cause for celebration. However Whatsapp and in particular Facebook and Messenger apps have almost killed out the need for sending out emails. Sometimes Messenger works just like an email would if you are not online – when you come back you can respond to them and carry on a conversation. But I do miss that personal email writing etiquette and personal touch that goes into a reply.