It used to be that the postal system (“snail mail”) was the way to go. It was the most reliable form of communication, and it could be depended on. But advertisers began flooding it with their mailers and now it’s just full of junk.
Then, along came email. It was almost instantaneous…and more reliable than the Post Office. I could even get a free automatic confirmation if I needed. But advertisers again took over and now spam filters have made the email system nearly unreliable. My inbox is either full of junk, or stuff doesn’t get delivered.
Twitter and Facebook, once a reliable (clean) domain, are now chasing advertising dollars and those feeds are getting cluttered with junk.
What communication medium can we depend on without the clutter? I would like to hear what you think is next.