These days many prefer to send me an email using LinkedIn or Facebook. I am yet to get used to this new platform for email when it comes to user experience they don’t come anywhere near the traditional email. I cannot see FB’s Inbox replacing traditional email, how do you create folders and organize your email in Inbox?
The chart below shows how Social Networks & Online games are taking away the time spent on email. Few term it as “1/3rd of your time is being wasted on Facebook & Farmville (allthingsd.com URL not operational anymore)”
It would be interesting to see a similar analysis for the Indian internet user base. Reasonably sure surfers in India are spending a lot of time on Facebook. Online movies are popular amongst youngsters in India but bandwidth is an issue here. Telcos need to a lot more to provide faster bandwidth in India.
|Top 10 Sectors by Share of U.S. Internet Time|
|RANK||Category||Share of Time
|Share of Time
|% Change in
Share of Time
|Source: The Nielsen Company|
So how much time did you spend on Facebook today? Me? Very very minimal.
Update: Finally what I expected happened, Inbox is pretty much dead on FB.