It seems that we hear plenty about social media, such as how many people are using it and how much money certain social networking sites are worth! Yet there is hardly anything ever said about the humble email, without which social networking would never have grown at all.
Social media needs email, most users get invites, updates and other site information via email, but do we ever care about email or do we just take it for granted, as we tend to do with most other free services!
The graphic shows us how much email is being used in conjunction with social media and it actually appears to be a lot more than we may have anticipated in the first place. It surely means that social media would be nothing without email, doesn’t it?