I'm old school (41 years old) and have been in technology for all of my professional career. Email has always been important for sharing information, and in my opinion will always be important in that sharing of information. True we have SMS, Twitter, instant messaging, etc. but getting something in your inbox, that isn't limited by 140 characters, is still my preferred means of communicating electronically.
But, again I'm old school – what about our youth? How do they feel about email? Let me know if the infographic below surprises you.