Proclaiming things "Dead" is dead

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By Mark S. Luckie Comment

by Mark S. Luckie

Proclaiming things dead has become increasingly popular these days, especially for anything related to technology or media. And while whenever pundits declare something dead, it really means “it’s on the decline,” that hasn’t stopped hordes of writers from making hyperbolic statements about things being dead. Here’s a list of things are dead and done for:

Email
Twitter
RSS
Blogging
Phone calls
Voice mail
Blogging (again)
Silicon Valley
Journalism
Newspapers
Irony
Netbooks
iPods
Privacy
Radio
SEO
Facebook
The Kindle
Bill Cosby
Books
Social Media
The dead
The web

It’s important to remember that while some of who live our lives online are surrounded by an influx of new technologies, there are many people who continue to use these technologies regularly even though the tech savvy may not. If the battle between airplanes and trains has taught us anything, it’s that nothing is really dead…it lives on through the people who continue to use them.

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