I recently read an article called Teen Entrepreneurs Say Email is for Work Only it has referenced in several different sources that kids nowadays is moving out of email messaging to messaging via community website such as Facebook, Myspace or other social networks. Now I can see how some people could think that email could soon be a way for work/business types only but places like facebook and myspace still need to use a valid email to comfirm the legitmate signups.
Another part also says the IM will be replaced by text messaging now that is the probably only true to a certain extent. what i mean by this is the fact that it’ll depend on the cost of texting. Some countries such as UK (that I know of) has contractual plans which provides free texting but other places such as Hong Kong where making a call is cheaper than texting than IM won’t be replaced.
This article did get me thinking even more.. what if its not the emails or the IM’s being replaced but the medium instead? Mobile phones, PDAs, smartphones are soo technologically advanced it has replace laptops and desktops. could extremly portable devices end up replace the bigger machines like laptops and desktops in regards of ways to communcate? Atleast community website like facebook and myspace has there counterpart facebook mobile/ myspace mobile. MSN/SKYPE also has there own mobility in smartphones/PDAs. i think i’m drifting a bit but.. can it be.. the old phrase could be wrong…? maybe bigger isn’t always better!!