In the last five years, full-fledged adults have seemingly given up the telephone – land line, mobile, voice mail and all. According to Nielsen Media, even on cellphones, voice spending has been trending downward, with text spending expected to surpass it within three years.
Email is still my preferred method for communicating long-form communication, for emailing offers and Contracts, HOA packages, etc. But communication has changed is absolutely changing. I’m texting a lot more, texting clients before calling to ensure they have time, Skyping much more frequently, texting via Google Voice (because I can text from the browser).
I learn a lot by observing my daughter and her friends; there is no technological communication besides Facebook, texting and the occasional phone call. I have to text her to check her email … both of which come to her blackberry. Many of my clients find me on facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc.
All of these varied and important communication methods lead to at least one consequence – I need to be able to store and search all forms of communication. I need a pensieve.
So now I’m testing Greplin* – “The Search Bar for your Life” – a tool/service/program/I’m not sure what things are called anymore so I’ll go with “solution” … if they could integrate searching texts and Google Voice, my tech communication search life would be complete. For now.
If you want an invite to Greplin, please contact me.