Future of E-mail… firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a future concept idea that I came up with a few months ago.
I don’t think it’s a completely new idea.
I have noticed (as have web trend bloggers) that E-mail is on the decline in social circles and social networking messaging (chat, private messages) are taking its place. However, E-mail still has an important function in business.
What if social networking messaging could replace email seamlessly!
So, if you send me an email at email@example.com, it shows up in my Facebook Inbox. If I send a private message from BuddyPress to my friend at firstname.lastname@example.org, then BuddyPress moves the message from the social networking protocol to the SMTP protocol. My friend gets a normal email in their Gmail account from email@example.com. If I send an “email” from BuddyPress to Facebook, it is transferred from one social network to another using an E-mail-like protocol. If BuddyPress could do this, it would set the precedent for the evolutionary integration of E-mail into the Web 2.0/3.0 world.
People could forget about traditional E-mail, but those who still use it remain in full communicability with the next generation.
Have I explained the concept?
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