[Web4lib] Are e-mail discussion lists still relevant?

David King davidleeking at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 08:40:25 EDT 2009

Just a comment to that - use RSS - then you don't have to visit blogs,
wikis, and web forums individually. With RSS, everything comes to you in one
place ... just like an email list.

Just sayin.

David Lee King
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On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 6:34 AM, John Fereira <jaf30 at cornell.edu> wrote:

> Roy Tennant wrote:
>> I'm not sure where this idea that email discussion lists are "silos" any
>> more than blogs, wikis, Twitter, etc.
> I would argue that email discussion lists are much less like "silos" than
> blogs, wikis, web forums.   I am on lots of different email lists but, for
> all of them, I only need to go to one place to read or participate in them;
>  my email application.   I don't need to remember to go a bunch of different
> web sites to see if there any new content.   New messages from all the
> different topics that I'm interested in are pushed to one place for me to
> read.
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