Friday, May 17, 2013

The Most Overused Button in Email

I love email.  I love direct communication. 
I love keeping everyone in the loop.  

However, internet, we need to talk about your use of this button:


Lil' reply all is a hard-working and useful button, but the way you use it makes me (and reply all buttons everywhere) uncomfortable. 

Unless what you have to say *actually* applies to everyone on the list, this is the message you're sending:

Every time you use it unnecessarily, poor lil' reply all silently does this:


Be kind to lil' reply all.
Don't overwork your email buddy.
Your coworkers, family, friends, and general email contacts will appreciate it, too. 

Mille grazie.

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