My social tab is empty.
But first, a rant!
I hate email as a communication tool. Work email especially!
I was copied on an email just this week — someone asking permission to use my services for a project. A project that was “VERY IMPORTANT”.
Aside from the slave/master implications of such an email, a simple “Brent, can you help us with…” would have had the same end result — and saved some folks from junk in their inbox.
Now back to the story
On a personal note, I use Gmail and receive 500+ emails per day. Nothing is important. It’s promo junk or receipts or reminders to pay bill X, Y or Z.
Gmail has 3 tabs.
I keep track of the promo tab since I’m a sucker for lifetime plans for about anything. I glance at the primary tab from time to time but it’s not that important since I use EasilyDo (a lifetime purchase) and it alerts me of important emails.
My social tab? The tab that alerts me when someone mentions me or favorites a tweet? That tab, I select all and delete at least once a day.
And only 2 calories per 6 oz. serving.
I have no real need for email as a communication tool. If it’s something important, those who need to know, know how to contact me.
For me, email is an archive tool. Not a communication tool. <– Future post?
“A camel is a horse designed by committee.”
A variation is “a Volvo is a Porsche designed by committee.”
Some of the best product advice I’ve ever heard goes something like “damn what the users want, charge towards your dream.”
All of these statements are, of course, saying the same thing. When there are too many cooks in the kitchen all you get is a mess. And when too many people have product input, you’ve got lots of features but no soul.
So happy spring is here. Warmer weather. Flowers. Rain. Warmer weather. Did I mention that? #H8Snow
Kids…grow up way too fast.
I’m just trying to find my way back to the five. Got a lot on my mind, gonna figure it out.