In this 2006 BusinessWeek article, “!#@ the E-mail, Let’s Talk,” Diane Brady offers a strong summary of all of the things wrong with email. And this, of course, was before the real rise of social media. The painful truth is that, as much as we may use e-mail, its weaknesses as a means of internal communication grows more evident daily. The big difference, of course, is that companies have adopted email. Social media, not so much.