E-mail hell: A recent survey by Information Mapping Inc. revealed that 80% of more than 6,000 people surveyed consider e-mail writing skills to be “extremely” or “very” important to doing their job effectively. A corresponding survey of Pensito Review editors found that 100% of respondents consider liberal-minded screed-writing skills to be “essential” or “really” important to adding the “opinion,” if not the “news” part, to a “news and opinion” Web site.
The IM results also showed that approximately 65% of respondents spend from one to three hours per day reading and writing e-mails, with 40% “wasting” 30 minutes to three hours reading “ineffectively” written e-mails. The Pensito survey also found that 100% of respondents spent approximately five minutes reading comments that didn’t agree with their posted opinion, versus spending up to four hours reading the well-written and intelligent comments that agreed with them.
Among the primary challenges and issues concerning e-mails that the IM survey exposed were:
- Recipient is not clear as to what should be done or how to act on the information
- Content is disorganized
- Critical information is missing or hard to find
- Content is too long, wordy and difficult to read
Again, 100% of respondents to the Pensito Review survey agreed that too many people spend too much time reading stupid, time-wasting, unclear work-related e-mails when they could be reading the PR.
Unlike crappy e-mails, the Pensito Review is clear about what readers should do (i.e., create a left-wing organization to peacefully overthrow the Bush regime) or how they should act (i.e., like you’ve got a brain in your head and a spine in your back). Pensito Review’s content is very well organized, if occasionally not too well thought-out.
On Pensito Review, critical information is easy to find and is never missing ï¿½ don’t worry, we tell you everything you need to know. PR’s content is not too long, wordy or difficult to read (except for that John Kerry speech I posted yesterday, for which I apologize).
So forget those pesky e-mails cluttering up your in-box. Read Pensito Review today ï¿½ 100% of its editors can’t be all wrong.