Really? Nobody? This is news to me. My sister recently expressed the same observation alluding to the fact that I communicate with our mother via e-mail, but she's strictly a 'text message girl' and, heaven forbid, that text message be via Facebook's Instant Messenger. After recently sending her a text from my cellphone (because she doesn't often use Facebook or it's messaging feature) I believe I remember her asking "Since *when* do *you* use text messaging? I thought you used Facebook Messenger?!" with a similar that 'when did you become current' inference. This is my *older* sister!
So I did some 'Googling.' I can't decide if there's really a disappearing act (e-mail's) going on or if it's a concerted effort by corporate America to 'make it happen' in an effort to pave the way for whatever the next 'thing' is to be.
I think the problem people imagine is that their information is not secure and that any one of many people between themselves and the recipient of their e-mail can be snooping. Encryption very simply and effectively prevents this. Could it be that all those who predict the downfall of e-mail are unaware of hope to use it properly to protect their data?
Here's an interesting video: