I'm a sucker for any post that starts with "X is so dead..." or some such derivative. So I loved today's Techcrunch post-- Think Before You Voicemail:
Voicemail is dead. Please tell everyone so they’ll stop using it.
People still use it? Who knew? I'm not making this up, I might get one voicemail per month. It's almost always from someone I don't know leaving a number, and asking me to return their call. Yeah right!
I haven't had a land-line at home for over five years now. I don't think I need it at work any longer either. The eight people who can reach me via voice know my cell phone number, and they never leave a voicemail message.
I'm thinking that voicemail is a concept whose time has past. It's just like podcasting. They take too long to listen to, and use too much attention bandwidth. Just say no.