Michael B. Farrell (Boston Globe) writes a post about the decline of e-mail, especially with the younger generation. More people are shunning the use of email due to the popularity of Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools. According to technology research firm, Radicati Group, “the amount of consumer e-mail traffic fell 9.5 percent between 2010 and 2012, and is projected to keep declining for the near future.” Kate Scott, a 21-year-old Boston University student only uses e-mail to communicate to others that hold onto the old technology: “I e-mail my mom – that’s the only person I regularly e-mail.”

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