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Email To Disappear Within 10 Years Says Talktalk

If TalkTalk, the largest internet service provider in the UK, is to be believed then the concept of email will nearly be extinct in the next 10 years.

In a research conducted by the broadband provider and a social anthropologist from the University of Kent, it has been found that only 51% of the population in their teens and early 20’s use email.

The rest prefer to communicate with their friends via social networking sites, text messages or an instant messenger.

It was also been reported that the older tech savvy generation still tend to use email with nearly 96 percent of those surveyed in the age group of 45-64 mentioning it as their preferred choice of communication.

Expressing his views on the subject Mark Schmid of TalkTalk mentioned “Increasingly people want to send quick, short messages reaching many people in one go, and there are now better ways of doing that than via email."

Email today forms that backbone of online communications across the world and many of us may not even comprehend the possibility of it becoming redundant in about a decade from now given the sheer importance it has today in both our professional and personal lives

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.