Abandonning email for social network sites

The New York Times Technology section had an interesting article this morning: an IBM engineer explains how he moves all his attention away from traditional email in favor of collecting all the information he needs from social network sites instead.

I heard a similar reason earlier this month during a talk about Intellipedia – when Chris Rasmussen mentioned that information is moved out of the traditional email channel into Wikis and Blogs instead. That way it is accessible to everyone and not limited to a pre-specified group of people.


About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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