Email is “for old people”

That’s it, we’re officially old. A poll of South Korean youngsters has found that they don’t like using email, and see it as “for old people”. The Guardian reports that they prefer text messaging and the social networking site Cyworld – which has 50 per cent of the population signed up as members. One kid with a heroically short attention span said writing an email was “like doing homework”.

South Korea is, of course, possibly the most technically savvy country on the planet, but what happens there today will be here tomorrow. Still, these things go in cycles, so rather than trying to keep up with the yoot, we’re going to take a bold step backwards and start using paper. Now if you’ll all just write in with your addresses…

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