re: All I Want For Christmas Is Less Email
I have to agree with Peter here, to some extent. Social platforms have in them the promise of reducing email overload... but we no one has quite cracked the code on how to do that yet. For example, I follow a lot of wiki groups on our internal wiki. My choices are to enable those groups to update me via email when there's new activity, or not. If I check the email option, I end up with a flood of new email. If leave the email option off, I have to deliberately go visit that group to see what changes might have happened. Neither is ideal. We have an internal twitter like feed. I could keep that up and running on the side of my screen (and all the wiki updates could show up there too). But it's very much like twitter. I only see what's "above the fold." Everything that has scrolled out has no chance of me seeing it. These issues only scratch the surface. There are others. Like I said, I don't think anyone has cracked the code yet on how to make this manageable. I will say though that one feature that would be amazing to have (from our wiki) is an "unsubscribe from thread" button. This button would be in the email and when I click it, it would send a signal back to the wiki to shut off email updates for that thread only. This would come in really handy for those verbose threads that overload my email, but that don't require my attention.