Pre dating emails
Seven potential supernovae have been reported to the Transient Name Server."We are tracking 18 other possible exploding stars," Dr Tucker said.Email remains a powerful method for building trust, nurturing leads, and communicating directly with your audience – as long as it’s used correctly.As proof, some 95 percent of opt-in email subscribers find messages from the brand useful.As such, it can be tempting to think of email as the washed-up older sibling of Twitter, Facebook and Linked In.We’re here to tell you: that perception is far from the truth.Outside researchers rarely get to work with private messages like this — it’s the most sensitive content users generate and even anonymized and aggregated, message data is rarely allowed out of the holiest of holies in the database.But my unique position as co-founder of Ok Cupid gives us special First, the site’s decade of history lets us see how technology has altered how people communicate.
Think of it as Gmail for strangers: the communication on the site is about two people getting to know each other; the romance comes much later,offline.Apple opened their app store in mid-2008, and Ok Cupid, like every major service, quickly launched an app. Users began typing on keyboards smaller than their palm, and message length has dropped by over two-thirds The average message is now just over 100 characters — Twitter-sized, in fact.And in terms of effect, it seems readers have adapted.Ok Cupid has records from the pre-smartphone, pre-Twitter, pre-Instagram days — hell, it was online when Myspace was still a file storage service.Judging by messaging over all those years, the broad writing culture is indeed changing, and the change is driven by phones.