Cue User Data Shows Email Problem Worsening



In 2008 I was griping about 2,433 unread emails in my inbox. Which is nothing. Today it’s up around 7,000, and I declared an email bankruptcy just a few months ago and started fresh.

Cue, a handy mobile app for organizing and searching your online data across a variety of services, released some fascinating anonymized user data this afternoon that confirms what we all know already. We’re getting a lot more emails and reading fewer and fewer of them.

The service lets users auth in to things like email, cloud storage, calendaring, etc., to deal with them all in one place. It gives them an unprecedented amount of data about users’ online activities.

Here’s what the aggregate data from a random selection of Cue users tells us about email habits:

– Average number of email words written per person in 2012: 41,368 (about the size of the Lord of…

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