Email is great:
- It has almost instantaneous delivery to a specific known address that usually has a single person receiving & reading it.
- Email can be forwarded in a standard way (no strange and manual ‘re-tweeting’ to worry about)
- Email has instant delivery feedback loop – via ‘bounced’ reports
- You don’t need to be ‘friends’ with someone to receive it (and sometimes you may not even know them or like what they are sending you)
I would therefore argue that there has never been a better time for email.
Perhaps that’s why Facebook is now giving people their own email addresses?