Twenty-five years ago Eric Thomas created the Listserv to send group emails. Today, 30 million emails are sent using a Listserv each day.
While ingrained in our digital communications with each other, teens are sending less email than before. Instead they opt to communicate via Facebook, SMS and chat.
Still, there are 3 billion email accounts today and 107 trillion emails were sent in 2010. Unfortunately, 89% of those were spam.
That’s 95.23 trillion unwanted messages about increasing the size of certain body parts or ordering pharmaceuticals from some shady corner of the globe. It’s also billions of dollars spent by organizations trying to ward off the deluge.
Stats via Fast Company.