I recently received an email asking me a simple request.
However, the email was 3 pages long.
The whole message could have been 3 lines, but instead the author decided to write a short novella.
Needless to say, I didn’t read the whole thing. Nor did I respond.
Are your emails going unread because they are too long?
Long Emails Don’t Get Read
Gmail is an ingenious webmail client with many awesome features. Being a Google service, one of its strengths obviously is Search. And this is exactly how Google revolutionized email. While every other email client focused on sorting emails, Google focused on what they do best. In Gmail you don’t really have to worry about filing or sorting emails because you an always find them in a matter of seconds using the Search.
This message is no longer available. (Thank God!) Self-destructing messages are the future of personal communication. Whether you want to recall a hastily written email, get rid of a giveaway post, or block access to a file, it’s possible to retract online content that you don’t want people to view after you have shared it.
… As a Digital Strategist I help individuals & organizations effectively leverage digital technology and apply limited resources to achieve their online goals. And one of the best ways to be accessible to all of the 3+ billion global Internet users (3,079,339,857 as of 12/31/14, internetworldstats.com), and not just the walled 1 billion Facebook users, is to have my own branded personal website/blog & email (CraigBarry.com). For the cost of a couple of beers ($12USD/yr.) I can offer whatever content I choose and have complete control over privacy, context and monetization – I can’t do that using Facebook.
If time is really short – I just say − I just noticed that the number of worldwide Facebook user and smokers both just passed the 1 billion mark!
Do you smoke? Why not? Everyone else is doing it.
Maybe it is time to separate yourself from the rest of the pack!
Ah, Gmail. It has become an integral part of our connected lives, ingrained in our daily flow of getting things done. The downside of that is that, like me, you might have missed out on a few new features Gmail has gradually added in the past year. So let’s look at what deserves our attention.