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E-mail Extinction

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Fears End of E-mail

— June 19, 2010 — Pop Culture
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is fearing the end of email. With the communication trends as they are currently, when this generation of teenagers enters the business world they may opt for social media and not email.

Sandberg also talks about the human aspect of Facebook, telling a heartwarming story of a woman looking for a kidney donor and a random stranger offering her an organ via Facebook. On Facebook, people are not invisible and this could be a reason for its popularity. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has an interesting opinion on the future of communication.
Trend Themes
1. Social Media Communication - The preference for social media over email signals an opportunity for businesses to invest in innovative communication platforms that integrate social media functionalities.
2. Human-centered Networking - The emphasis on the human aspect of social media platforms like Facebook presents an opportunity for businesses to develop networking platforms that foster genuine and meaningful connections.
3. Generational Communication Shift - The shift in communication preferences among teenagers highlights the need for businesses to adapt their communication strategies to cater to the preferences of the emerging workforce.
Industry Implications
1. Digital Communication Platforms - The decline of email usage opens up opportunities for businesses to develop innovative digital communication platforms that offer enhanced functionality and integration with social media.
2. Social Networking Services - The growing preference for social media communication calls for the evolution of social networking services to better meet the needs of users, providing new avenues for businesses to disrupt the industry.
3. Workplace Collaboration Tools - The shift in communication preferences among the younger generation showcases the need for businesses to invest in disruptive workplace collaboration tools that leverage social media integration for improved productivity and engagement.
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