TechLines Live Stream 2010

TechLines Live Stream 2010

Summary: On August 12, at noon, ZDNet Australia presented a live broadcast on the future of email. Featuring a panel of local and global communications experts, this discussion delved into the issues and challenges facing email in its current state, and looked at how social media is changing the way we exchange information.

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On August 12, at noon, ZDNet Australia presented a live broadcast on the future of email. Featuring a panel of local and global communications experts, this discussion delved into the issues and challenges facing email in its current state, and looked at how social media is changing the way we exchange information.

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  • Email is dead is a massively false statement. I look forward to hearing how ZDnet can make such a claim.
    arthur_c-6daa3
  • @Arthur_c: I mod the statement as flamebait.
    meski.oz@...
  • Ok if email is dead what on earth is going to replace it
    simonegw
  • If email is going to die in the business space what's the outcome for the current duopoly? There's either Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino. AMP, Qantas, Monash Uni and parts of the Fed Govt have recently dumped Lotus.
    PBanks-4ff5b
  • Lotus was an evil system before incredibly inconsistent I will stick with Micro thanks
    simonegw
  • there used to be a thing called a pen and paper.. what's wrong with ringing and talking?
    rayman007
  • Using email, IM, social networking and other digital tools successfully is a great business skill and comes from experience. Currently everyone has a personal and unique growth experience where they learn to use these tools.
    Should we as professional and organizations be teaching students and professionals how to effectively use these digital tools in order to gain consistency and better efficiency for all?
    scotty490
  • "By 2014 90% of all internet traffic will be video"

    By data volume perhaps but not by content. Such quotes give people the impression that people will only be using the internet to watch video. Personally I would rather spend 5 seconds reading a news item rather than the 5 minutes it takes watching a news presenter waffle on to get the same info. Watching the news on TV is one thing, but on the internet if I find that the info is only presented via video I usually dont bother.

    As for the rest of the show, lots of academic ideas but no real practical directions.

    I particularly enjoyed the twit(ter) comment to the effect that "people can hide behind email" as opposed to a phone call. Am I alone in thinking that there is a little more accountability behind email than there is in phone conversations? I also believe the value of face to face communication is over-rated. Have you ever been to a meeting, had a good 'ol chin wag, everyones' happy - only to get back to your desk and realise that nothing was actually resolved! I find those that espouse phone calls and meetings as to epitomy of good communication are generally more concerned about the appearance of good communication rather than the actual quality of what is communicated.
    xBeanie
  • I was expecting a little more.. I guess computer says no
    simonegw
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