I’ve been at Automattic for almost a year. I thought working at Parka/BruteProtect reduced the weight of my inbox but in the last 8 months I’ve received probably 40 work related emails.

I’ve also reduced personal emails to 30 or less a week (4 – 6 a day). I’ve unsubscribed from every newsletter and rely on other mediums to get updates.

Friends and industry colleagues get in touch through Twitter, Facebook and other networks.  So what good is email?

We’ve all heard how it’s the new to-do list. I personally use AnyDo for that. For me, I need email to sign up for new services and it’s the last place to make formal digital introductions. That is until you comment and tell me about all the new super cool services the kids are using to introduce your accountant to your mechanic 😛

Jesse Friedman has been building websites for 18 years, and exclusively with WordPress since 2006. Since then Jesse has written several books, taught 100’s of students as a professor, and organized dozens of local meetups along with a few WordCamps. Jesse has spoken at tech conferences around the world including SXSW, HOW, Future events and many more. Jesse has consulted for a wide array of companies from small agencies to multi-billion dollar international companies. Today Jesse is a proud team member of Jetpack at Automattic, where he spends his time growth hacking and building strategic partnerships.

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