eMail is still multi-textbox editor & enforcing users to type To, CC, Subject, Salution, Message & Signature. People are tired of such enforcements, they want simplicity, where they can express with minimum constrains. Here comes the new <200 chars canvas with new age tools - Social Communication
Instead of using full fledge email editor, social tools allows one to type similar message in a single canvas text box. Lets see how these components of email are “morphing” into Social Communication
“To” & “CC” from email are replaced with just @PersonName or “Via @SecondPerson”
There is no formal “Dear”, “Hi”, its just directly name(ID) of the person @PersonName.
Focus is Simple Message instead of formal lengthy text mails.
No formal subject line, instead ‘#’ char prefix indicates #topic of discussion (e.g. #budget in following example)
eMail replies from multiple people with “Yes” or “ Yes we can meet” are simply communicated instead using “Like” .
Some general mails(status or info) as “I am not coming tomorrow” is just a status messages or Tweets to your followers.
Email forward “Fwd:” are replaced “RT” or “Share”
Really loooooong email messages are non productive. Where as Social Communication tools use canvas with limited characters & no formal enforcement, keeps the message simple & concise.