Two articles came through to me over the weekend on the topic of how social web technologies are replacing email. The first is this feature on BBC News Online titled: social networks are the new email, and explores how more and more people are using FriendFeed, Facebook and Twitter instead of email.
Reflecting both on [a recent statement from the Google CEO calling microblogging a poor man's email] and my own use of Yammer at my company, I’m seeing that microblogging is slowly replacing a lot of my email activity. As more companies take up microblogging with services like Yammer, Socialcast, Present.ly and SocialText Signals, employee communications amongst employees will both increase and divert away from email.
So there you have some new social web technologies to try out and see how they might help in your comms.